River Jordan

The state came in 1908 and took my grandpap’s farm
A handful of losses would surely save the masses
He watched his years rot away, he said he didn’t need it all anyway


Wash my feet in the rushing water
Crossing the river Jordan
The dust of earth passes down the drain
Crossing the river Jordan
Purified, sanctified, and baptized
Crossing the river Jordan
Crossing the river Jordan


The old man loaded up the boat and waited for the rain
A flood leaves behind debris and it carries off the trash
Water rises and the population is controlled


Wash my feet in the rushing water
Crossing the river Jordan
The dust of earth passes down the drain
Crossing the river Jordan
Purified, sanctified, and baptized
Crossing the river Jordan
Crossing the river Jordan


We have frail bones and rotten teeth
Disease is like water, a flood’s an epidemic
We’re left with scars, scars and purity


Wash my feet in the rushing water
Crossing the river Jordan
The dust of earth passes down the drain
Crossing the river Jordan
Purified, sanctified, and baptized
Crossing the river Jordan
Crossing the river Jordan
Crossing the river Jordan