The Courtyard Hounds’ song "The Coast" is a love song to the Gulf Coast. This song was recently released, prior to the apocalypse there. It touches me deeply now; when I hear it I get a lump in my throat. It expresses what we have lost. We are immensely poorer as a result of our hubris and greed, destroying that which no amount of money can restore.

Here are the lyrics:

I’m gonna head down to the coast
Where nothin’ ever seems to matter
You know I love it there the most
When every piece of my world gets scattered

Blue skies, green water
White birds in the air
Brown skin, blue collar
And the wind blowin’ in my hair

And I wrote you this little note
And I never even sent the letter
But I still want you to know
I found a place I feel a whole lot better with…

Blue skies, green water
White birds in the air
Brown skin, blue collar
And the wind blowin’ in my hair

Blue skies, green water
White birds in the air
Brown skin, blue collar
And the wind blowin’ in my hair

I’m gonna leave my old winter coat
And I won’t even need a sweater
I’m gonna sit out on a boat
‘Cause it’s time for some sunny weather and…

Blue skies, green water
White birds in the air
Brown skin, blue collar
And the wind blowin’ in my hair
In my hair…

Blue sky, green water
White birds in the air
Brown skin, blue collar
And the wind blowin’ in my hair

And the wind blowin’ in my hair

CarolynC

CarolynC

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