From the album Praying for Rain

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Written by: GS Harper
Engineered and mixed by: Clinton J Holley at "The Lodge", Fairview Park, OH

Lyrics

There's smoke on the ridgeline
The canyon's gone dark
The Sangres are smoldering
From Cimarron to Ute Park
Twenty eight thousand acres
Caught a tiny red spark
Now there's fire on the mountain, tears in my eyes, and a hole in my heart

They're digging their trench lines
With their axes and spades
They're dropping that water
From their modified planes
No one knows how it started
There ain't no one to blame
So take what you can carry
And keep praying for rain

Keep praying for rain
To send us back home
We'll sweep up the ashes
And we'll bury the bones
Of our lives and our fortunes
We'll rebuild through the pain
But for now, take what you can carry
And keep praying for rain

I spoke to Maggie this morning
They're sheltered up in Raton
My mother's safe with us
But she fears for her home
Sixty six years of memories
Well they ain't carved in stone
They're wrapped up in wood and adobe
And left all alone

So keep praying for rain
To send them back home
They'll sweep up the ashes
And they'll bury the bones
Of their lives and their fortunes
They'll rebuild through the pain
But just for today, they'll take all they can carry
And keep praying for rain

When the pines are all cinders
And the smoke clears the sky
When the worst of it's over
We'll never know why
The devil came here to find us
On that terrible day
We took all we could carry
And kept praying for rain

We kept praying for rain
To send us back home
We'll sweep out the ashes
And we'll bury the bones
Of our lives and our fortunes
We'll rebuild through the pain
But today, there's nothing to do
Yeah today, there's nothing to do
Just take all that you can carry
And keep praying for rain.