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holding my own

'm not sure my songwriting partner (from Sri Lanka this time) will like what I've written. He didn't say if the song is meant for male or female vocals. Therefore, I first wrote a rather generic chorus. Then I had to decide which way to go. I went political:

waving flags, and people yelling
incited masses in a fury
about to change their country for the worst
an angry mob who's keen...

on enthroning a new tyrant
who'd also act as judge and jury
beyond reproach 'cause he'd be ranking first
head and leader

I cannot stop the rushing flood
I cannot stop the rain from falling
I do my best to keep from breaking
tryin' to come through
holding my own

I cannot stop the burning heat
I cannot stop the fire from spreading
I do my best to keep from breaking
tryin' to come through
holding my own

freedom of the press abolished
the intellectuals all in prison
hints of rebellion defeated long ago
the spark of freedom has given...

way to marching, looming forces
the evil vermin has arisen
the human rights knocked down like dominoes
our world broken

I cannot stop the rushing flood
I cannot stop the rain from falling
I do my best to keep from breaking
tryin' to come through
holding my own

I cannot stop the burning heat
I cannot stop the fire from spreading
I do my best to keep from breaking
tryin' to come through
holding my own