Flood song lyrics: Franklintown Flood. Full moon, rumors missing child drowned, vengeance rain.  MickTerry.com

Flood song lyrics: Franklintown Flood. Full moon, rumors missing child drowned, vengeance rain.  MICK TERRY
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( Flood song lyrics )
FRANKLINTOWN FLOOD
( NOWHERE TO HIDE ? )
Copyright 1998 - MickTerry.com

There was a FLOOD in FRANKLINTOWN,
not forty miles from here.
& everyone within was drowned
except for Thomas Sear.
A sullen youth with biting tongue
& fits that often raged,
his sallow face, forever young,
had eyes quite filled with age.

The rumors spread before the FLOOD
from FRANKLINTOWN to here
of something strange & far from good
that held the town in fear.
It seems each month a child was lost
if near the woods alone.
Search as they might to find the cause,
each month a child was gone.

    Is there NOWHERE TO HIDE
    in FRANKLINTOWN?
    Is there NOWHERE TO HIDE?
    NOWHERE at all?

In FRANKLINTOWN, the people seemed
a superstitious lot.
& accusations flew and screamed
with tempers running hot.
They noticed that the moon was round
when each child disappeared
& someone heard a wailing sound,
a torture to their ears.

The parents locked their young inside,
behind their shuttered walls.
The streets became a dismal sight,
with no one out at all,
'Cept Thomas Sear, with leering smile,
who wandered through the town.
& still each month a missing child
was never to be found.

    CHORUS

Sam Fleet, the judge, & Heinz, the mayor,
called for the town to meet
in grocer Becker's storefront where
they'd hear Dan Wilburn speak.
In halting voice & nervous tick,
the frightened crowd was told
how Thomas Sear missed days of work
each time the moon was full.

With nothing more on which to go,
the town devised its scheme.
& Thomas Sear was jailed to prove
if things were as they seemed.
But when the moon had just reached full,
the jailer, Potts, went blind.
& Thomas Sear escaped on foot,
but left his clothes behind.

    CHORUS

A good four days they searched in vain
(another child was gone),
'til Thomas showed for work again
as if nothing was wrong.
The crowd was ripe for vengeance, now:
the parents wanted blood.
The sheriff barely held them back
from doing what they would.

It seemed as though the rain began
the same time as the trial,
& for a month, it soaked the land
until the moon was full.
Above the mills of FRANKLINTOWN,
an earthen dam once loomed.
The verdict that was handed down
had guaranteed its doom.

    CHORUS

There was a FLOOD in FRANKLINTOWN,
not forty miles from here.
& everyone within was drowned ...
except for Thomas Sear.

Copyright 1998  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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To other moon song lyrics:   CRESCENT MOON
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DRUNK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
THE WRONG MAN (TROY DAVIS)
NO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!
EDDIE, GET OFF THE DAMN PHONE
SOMEBODY GUNNED DOWN BARNEY
SECURITY STRIP-SEARCHED GRANNY
FINS, FINS (ODDYSEY OF THE TRAILER
FIRST TIME OUT (IN HIS BRAND NEW PORSCHE)
I WASN'T MAKING ADVANCES (SENATOR LARRY CRAIG)
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