CANTEEN

 

Tires melting on the white concrete

Bodies baking in the midday heat

The grass underneath our feet, it’s all dyin’

 

But it’s clear to the stars above

And it’s clear you’re the one I love

Some days that’s not enough — boy, I’m tryin’

 

What we need right now is a month of rain

To bring it back to life again, but

 

I can’t open up the sky

Flood the rivers and ravines

But whenever you run dry

Take a drink from my canteen

 

Now, it’s something that we can’t ignore

Like the rings around the reservoirs

It isn’t like it was before, there’s no denyin’

 

So let’s find a cool spot to lay    

I’ll be there supplyin’ shade

And we’ll do a little dance for rain in the dandelions

 

All we need right now is a month of rain

To bring us back to life again, but

 

I can’t open up the sky

Flood the rivers and ravines

But whenever you run dry

Take a drink from my canteen

 

I can’t open up the sky

Flood the rivers and ravines

But whenever you run dry

Take a drink from my canteen

© 2016 Chris Richards / White Mare Music (BMI)