The Nightmare of New Orleans

(Le Cauchemar de La Nouvelle Orleans)

 

Do you know what the French word “cauchemar” means!

It’s a “nightmare” like right there in New Orleans!

When they let the levees sink in disrepair

The warnings were shrill, but they still didn’t care

Yes, Bush cut the budget… Sent the money to war

Now the great “Crescent City”… has death at her door

 

Well, Bush is a Nero fiddlin’ kind of guy

He flew over the city in a plane in the sky

The next day he’s back on vacation again’

Playing golf with his corporate empire friends

It’s “criminal negligence”, leaving people to die!

Now the mighty “Big Easy”’s left wondering why…

 

Est-ce que vous connaissez “nightmare” en anglais?

C’est la Nouvelle Orleans completement sinistree!

C’est criminelle de laisser les gens la mourir

De ne pas les fournir les miens a partir

Une tempete sauvage d’eau et de vent

C’est le cauchemar de…la Nouvelle Orleans

The “Free Market” way to evacuate New Orleans

Was to issue and order without providing the means

For the poor to get out…There was simply no way!

Hard winds and high waters came crashing that day!

Now I see what that singer was trying to say

When he said that “they’re trying to was us away”

 

Do you know what the French word “cauchemar” means!

It’s a “nightmare” like right there in New Orleans!

When they let the levees sink in disrepair

he warnings were shrill, but they still didn’t care

Yes, Bush cut the budget… Sent the money to war

Now the great “Crescent City”…will never be like before

 

Est-ce que vous connaissez “nightmare” en anglais?

C’est la Nouvelle Orleans completement sinistree!

C’est criminelle de laisser les gens la mourir

De ne pas les fournir les miens a partir

Un enfer predit pour les plus indigents

C’est le cauchemar de… la Nouvelle Orleans

Copyright September 3, 2005 Victor Rene Sadot/BMI/Orbian Love Music

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