The Flood

from Five Hundred Seeds by Awahnichi

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The air wasn't wet
The river was low
And theres one salmon swimming alone
The leaves from the trees
Won't pad our knees
As we're digging for food in the ground
The grass was all dry from the sun in the sky
And there's not one cloud overhead

I went to the chief
In search of relief
He said we must dance all night long
So under the moon in the middle of June
We danced and we sang our proud song
We danced for five days singing our praise
That quickley turned to cursing the sun
In our song

And we danced
And we danced and
We just kept on dancing
Rain started to fall
We sung our songs louder
And stomped our feet harder
It started to pour
And rain covered the floor
And the river got high, the river got high
The river, the river, the river got high

And it poured over the sides
And the smoke from the sweat house turned white
And the children cried
And the squaw took them up on her side
And she ran for the ground that was high
And she said coyote please

Only take me
Leave the trees and their seeds
My life has been long
They sang the wrong song
And she danced
And she danced
And looked up to the sky
And looked the storm in it's eye
And a wave came up high
A wave came up high
The wave, the wave, the wave came too high

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from Five Hundred Seeds, released December 19, 2014
PERFORMED BY:
RC ESSIG
VANESSA HOFMANN
DANTE JOHNSON
TRUMPET BY BRAD LEE
RECORDED & MIXED BY BRAD LEE AT S.D.R.L.
MASTERED BY RAFTER ROBERTS
WRITTEN BY RC ESSIG

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Awahnichi Merced, California

Awahnichi achieves a rare victory for true storytellers with poetic tales of sorrow and beauty.

RC, the former frontman for Merced's El Olio Wolof spins yarns about animals, love and death.

Awahnichi's songs are patient, tender and simple and they capture crowds with the profound
meaning of the stories they share.

Awahnichi is:
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