HELL OR HIGH WATER

 

 

CHORUS
They say, “Come hell or high water . . .” –
Both came tonight.
Gotta have faith as we wade through the dark
Hell and high water, gonna’ leave a mark.

VERSE
It was 2AM when I got the call. Sister said, “I got a boat comin’ for ya’ll,
The water’s spillin’ over the reservoir.
Hung up. Got dressed, by the time we left, water’s up to my chest.
Had my guns on my back and a boy in each arm.

CHORUS
They say, “Come hell or high water . . .” –
Both came tonight.
Gotta have faith as we wade through the dark
Hell and high water, gonna’ leave a mark.

VERSE
I know the cold dark grace is rushing in, runnin through the house where our lives had been
Under the picture of the family in 1817.
Up high, hanging on a wall, lookin’ down, just watchin’ it all.
A wedding gown and teddy bear rising still and calm.

CHORUS
They say, “Come hell or high water . . .” –
Both came tonight.
Gotta have faith as we wade through the dark
Hell and high water, gonna’ leave a mark.

BRIDGE
As I ride out, the truth is clear to me:
When the sunrise comes, the waters will recede.
The things I had are gone without a sound.
But in this boat’s what I need – headin’ for higher ground.

CHORUS
They say, “Come hell or high water . . .” –
Both came tonight.
Gotta have faith as we wade through the dark
Hell and high water, gonna’ leave a mark.
Gotta have faith as we wade through the dark
Hell and high water, is gonna’ leave a mark.

 

Songwriters: Kristen Hart & Linda Schaible

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