You Heartless Ocean Devil

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

song lyric about the Galveston hurricane of 1900

 

You Heartless Ocean Devil

 

When water rose in Galveston

The children ran to play,

So unaware of things to come

That sad September day,

Alas, the ocean devil

In his hatred had begun,

To stir his evil potion for

The storm of Galveston.

 

You heartless ocean devil

Did you look them in the eyes?

As you swept away their children

Could you hear their mournful cries?

Your fiendish deeds, the eyes of man

Should never visualize,

You heartless ocean devil

Did you look them in the eyes?

 

'Twas back in nineteen hundred when

That devil of the sea,

Had mixed a mighty hurricane

And set his demons free,

At first the northern demon

Helped to fight the raging swell,

Then turned to add his fury to

The perfect ocean hell.

 

All the people watched in horror

Through the flashes of the night,

As everything the demons touched

Went flying out of sight.

 

You heartless ocean devil

Did you look them in the eyes?

As you crushed them with your timbers

Could you hear their painful cries?

Your fiendish deeds, the eyes of man

Should never visualize,

You heartless ocean devil

Did you look them in the eyes?

 

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: December 01, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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