New Horizons (Yonder Mountain String Band)

Come son, take hold of my hand now Come daughter, jump into my arms Come sweet darling wife, move quickly I'll keep us from harm Well, the water from the sky, it is coming And it's rising each minute of the day And soon our dear home and our pleasures will be washed away There's a new horizon and it's coming my son Coming soon but I don't know when When the sky will dry up and stop all this raging When we'll be coming back again The sun is trying to start shining But the rain is pouring down With the thunder and the lightning With the rain is pouring down For two long weeks it's been falling And rolling through streets of our town Forcing families to flee from their homes, pulling crops from the ground We must leave behind our pleasures Yes darling we must leave them all behind Come family now move quickly, higher ground we must find The sun is trying to start shining But the rain is pouring down With the thunder and the lightning Where the rain is pouring down As I stand at this lonely hilltop, and I stare at the town down below Tops of trees and muddy old roofs now all that do show As the tears roll down my cheeks And they match with the patter of the rain Look in the distance for the horizon, pray we'll come again