No Higher Ground

Greg Trooper

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Greg Trooper

Greg Trooper (January 13, 1956 – January 15, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by many artists, including Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, and Vince Gill. more »


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Down from the sky

Up from the raging sea

In the blink of an eye

Water's all you can see



All you could hear was the wind and rain

Nobody told us 'bout a hurricane

And if they had 

could we escape such a terrible sound?



In Galveston 

There ain't no higher ground



We had plenty of hope 

When this brand new century began

Now there's six thousand gone

Some say it might have been ten



We're the finest country

And the smartest too

We certainly know more 

Than the Cubans do

So Why do we bury our dead 

In the water Where they all drown?



In Galveston

Their ain't no higher ground



The rain gave up

And the sea she laid back down

No tellin' how long

'Til all the bodies are found



Does Washington care?

Does Houston know?

We're an island in the gulf of Mexico

Guess they'll be lending a hand

As soon as the word gets 'round



In Galveston

There ain't no higher ground

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