Billy Bragg - King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood Lyrics




Wouldn't it be wonderful
If we could save the world and all
Simply by collecting up
Tin cans and empty bottles
We all want to believe it's true
But it don't matter what you do
So long as we continue to
Burn our way through fossils

Now it should come as no surprise
To learn about the ocean's rise
The polar caps are melting
With every year that the planet warms
Now people have to understand
We're going to feel it far inland
It's going to shift the seasons
And super-charge the storms

King Tide is a-coming
King Tide is a-coming
King Tide is a-coming
Bringing flooding on a sunny day
King Tide is a-coming
Can't you hear the melt waters running?
King Tide is a-coming
Going to sweep everything away

And you know
The oceans they connect us all
No one can just build a wall
We have to work together
We can't do this on our own
To think that you can stand aside
Is nothing more than foolish pride
'Cause everyone's a libertarian
Until the brown water floods their home

Now you may live on higher ground
Feeling like you're safe and sound
Thinking as you look around
This is your lucky day
But everyone beneath the sky
Soon be looking for somewhere high and dry
And nothing you can ever do
Will keep them all at bay

King Tide is a-coming
King Tide is a-coming
King Tide is a-coming
Bringing flooding on a sunny day
King Tide is a-coming
Can't you hear the melt waters running?
The King Tide is a-coming
Going to sweep everything away
The King Tide is a-coming
And we have to act today





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  1. Stan Halasa

    Good job

  2. Paula van de Werken

    My God! Love this song! Gonna recommend to our group that we sing it when we are protesting for saving the planet! Thank you, Billy Bragg. We were looking for an appropriate song

  3. :Robert-Francis : Sullivan.

    The only song ...
    Billy is 100% wrong;
    but, he’s so good,
    he’ll correct it in
    ... a future song 🎼

    :Robert-Francis : Sullivan.

    We were all PsyOp’ d
    by Al Gore & Soros ...

    cold wet agricultural
    collapse IS INDEED
    coming, but it’s called:
    “ Grand Solar Minimum “

  4. john wightman

    When is king tide acoming? Every year I visit the seaside town I grew up in .Sixty years since i first made sand castles on the beach. Lots of buildings now along the front that were'nt there then. Why are none of them under water?

  5. Nerida Walker

    TREMENDOUS song! I hope Billy wouldn't mind me using the lyrics for our climate choir in the republic of Wynnum...

  6. Trevor Hickman

    Q and A brought me here! well done Billy, well done Marco x

    Adelaide Dupont

    And me! And this song is so meditative. And, yes, I hear those melt waters running! #wehavetoacttoday

  7. Mystery Little Bhoy

    IT ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE A PRO FLOOD SONG HAHAHA CLEAN IT UP

    Der Stoff aus dem Joghurt gemacht ist

    Because with the flood the people are finally gonna recognize

  8. Mystery Little Bhoy

    BILLY THIS IS YOUR MAGNUM OPUS

  9. Hywel Darrant

    Anyone got chords?

  10. Charlie Chambers

    So true🇬🇧

  11. Nella Crosiglia

    to listen

  12. Geoffrey Dearnley

    King harvest has surely come, again.

  13. swthirteen

    ...everyone's a libertarian, until the brown water floods their home...

  14. CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS

    This is not rock

    Der Stoff aus dem Joghurt gemacht ist

    This is revolution

  15. Susan Anderson

    Well done, good music and truth telling ...

  16. Gaynor Duncan

    Fantastic song!

  17. Michael Carr

    Another excellent song! Thank you Billy.

  18. David K.

    Got here from The Proclaimers - On My Way

  19. Dancingbear and koala

    brilliant song gets straight to the point but still has an edgy pace...
    King tide is truly coming..

  20. cameradudeNYC

    But does she still love me?, she still has my donkey.

    Tim Foley

    That's hilarious. Is that a deliberate malapropism?

    cameradudeNYC

    I can't claim authorship, I saw it on a list of misheard Billy Bragg lyrics many years ago. Sadly I can't find it now but there are some others that are pretty funny.
    He played here in Phoenix the other night, just him and a guitar like in the (very) old days. If he passes nearby you I can't recommend it enough, I have seen him live 8 or 9 times and this stripped down old school set is one of my all time favorites. He played this new-ish song which I now rate as one of his best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht_kphHDe7I

    littlehoss

    @cameradudeNYC I love when it's just Billy and his guitar. The best way to see him in my opinion.

  21. untidyberlin1

    Great song, great video...

  22. Shawn Moore

    Awesome lyrics and great video to go with it.

  23. Dave J Giles

    cracking song Billy. CJ is sounding great too, and I love the BV's

  24. Madhurjya Saikia

    The Song and lyrics of the year for me!

  25. Madhurjya Saikia

    ME the first for something in life. Long live the revolution of the mind