When the Black Blizzards Rolled

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic


 

When the Black Blizzards Rolled

 

We packed all our dust-covered dreams on a truck

Or we just road our thumbs ‘til we ran out of luck,

Drifting like the dirt-storms that blacked out the skies

And left little tracks from the tears in our eyes.

 

In those dirty thirties when the black blizzards rolled

The devil and the dust raged beyond our control,

They tried to blow away our dreams

And suck away our souls,

In those dirty thirties when the black blizzards rolled.

 

We prayed for a cloud burst to fill up our streams

But those wind-driven clouds only rained in our dreams,

Standing by the roadside with nothing to say

We watched as our hopes and our crops blew away.

 

But now when I recall those hard and dirty years

That dismal cloud of dust…slowly disappears,

Replaced by the pictures of  the love our family knew

That held us to the ground and helped us make it through.

 

In those dirty thirties when the black blizzards rolled

The devil and the dust raged beyond our control,

They tried to blow away our dreams

And suck away our souls,

In those dirty thirties when the black blizzards rolled.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 16, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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