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When The Floodgates Open

from When The Floodgates Open (Sep 2023) by Mint Biscuit

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A poem to mark the turning of the seasons, and the ever-present threat of flooding, here in Cockermouth. Major flood events occurred here in 2009 and 2015, which shut the whole town down for weeks until homes and shops could be dried out and refurbished. Many people lost all their life savings in repairing their properties, and one unlucky soul, a policeman, sadly drowned and lost his life. RIP, PC Bill Barker.

Spoken word lyrics added to the existing Mint Biscuit instrumental "Phase Out".

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When The Floodgates Open

When the floodgates open
And the water comes pouring through
Panic descends upon the town

Get your boots on
There's work to be done
But be careful, best not to drown

The walls are overwhelmed
And the bridges are dammed
And traffic cannot get through

When the floodgates open
There will be no more dry land
And the lambs are in trouble, too

Way ahead a helicopter circles and weaves
And the rescue boats bob up and down
When the floodgates open
And the water comes pouring through
Panic descends upon the town

The walls are overwhelmed
And the bridges are dammed
And traffic cannot get through

When the floodgates open
And the water comes pouring through
Panic descends upon the town (and the lambs are in trouble, too)

When the floodgates open
There will be no more dry land
And panic descends upon the town

Get your boots on
There's work to be done
But be careful, not to drown

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from When The Floodgates Open (Sep 2023), released September 8, 2023
Guitar: Ibanez Artcore AFS-95T.
Words and music by Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).

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Richard Thomas (Cockermouth, UK)

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