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lyrics

The dogwood wore a frown.
She almost became construction town.
I took control to save her soul
and I’m laying the ladder down.

I’ll take care of this land.
We’ll live in harmony.
I’ll give you my heart, and a helping hand;
heaven for you and me.

And you could be my queen of the Nile
if you’d just stay for a while.
Live in a river of Blues, with a love that’s true …

The oceans are warming, the weather’s getting stronger
and Earth can’t stand the pain any longer.
We may not have money, but we have soul
and together we can make this world whole.

And you could be my queen of the Nile
if you’d just stay for a while.
Live in a river of Blues with a love that’s true.

Until the Shia and the Sunni know the peace of Bahrain …
until war-torn Mogadishu shows the hope of Somaliland …
until there’s no more war in Darfur we must work to end the pain!

We can stop the poles from melting. We can learn to reuse.
We can stop drilling oil and emit less CO2.
Stop killing your cousins – the bell tolls for you!

You could be my queen of the Nile, if you’d just stay for a while.
We’ll live in a river of Blues, but with a love that’s true.
Yes you could be the queen of the Nile, if you’d just stay for a while.
We’ll live in a river of Blues, but with a love that’s true.

credits

from Atlanta History Center presents “Southern Music Shaken & Stirred: Straight Up Blues​!​”, released May 11, 2009
Words & music ©2007 Nick Edelstein (BMI).

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