The Mighty River

from by Kevin Roy

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The mighty rivers on the rise
The rivers on the rise
She won’t come down till she takes another town
And leaves the fields under her disguise

My fathers waiting on the shine
He's waiting on the sun to shine
That old river is a taker
Every day she gets an acre
There's no pontoons on his combine

My mothers praying for relief
She's praying for relief
Cos a family so small
Couldn't build a bigger wall
We lost our house to the river like a thief

Sister's crying in the rain
She's crying in the falling rain
Cos the cattle and horse
Swam away in the force
Of the might rolling river on the plain

Grandpa's rocking in his chair
He's rocking in his rocking chair
His strengths all gone
Since grandma passed on
The tears are filling up in his stare

I never thought the day would come
I never thought the day would ever come
When the mighty banks would flood
Spilling tears spilling blood
And not knowing what the future would become


from Heartworn Highways, released September 23, 2016



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Kevin Roy Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin Roy delivers poignant folk ballads, wry wit toe-tappers, and barn-burners with the right balance of aw-shucks honesty and unbridled enthusiasm.

With the band groove of Crazy Horse, and the harmonies of CSNY, Kevin Roy is classic Americana & Country through brand new speakers.
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