Flood

by I Am Casting

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FLOOD - premiered by PopMatters.com on Oct 18, 2018 - is the first single to be released from Carnival Barkers (out in Feb 2019), the debut album from I Am Casting. The song’s sweeping melody is matched to lyrics that observe how fear of the ‘other’ can be exploited for political gain. The ‘flood’ might be feared by those in power and by those anxious about change, but to this narrator, the water is cleansing (“here comes the flood, to wash the banks of blood”).

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LYRICS:

they love the way you make them feel about their homes
lose hope
lose face
you do what you can to win a race

here comes the flood
to wash the banks of blood
come out to the capitol steps
slow down, you’ll need your breath
and say something’s wrong
but you only know what they look like

so what’s the harm in selling time to those whose time has come?
shame the victims
move some paper
seize the assets of the traitors

here comes the flood
to hide the holes you’ve dug
come out, there’s no barbed wire fence
slow down, your knees are spent
can’t point to anything
just feel they don’t belong
but you only know what they look like
you just know what they look like

you’ve been screaming for so long
why pretend we’ve heard you wrong?
save your song and dance

here comes the flood
to wash the banks of blood
come out to the capitol steps
slow down, your knees they’re spent
and say something’s wrong
but you only know what they look like

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released October 18, 2018
Written and arranged by Cole Guerra (BMI)

Produced by Cole Guerra
Mixed by Ian Schreier
Mastered by Brent Lambert

All sounds made and recorded by Cole Guerra

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I Am Casting Durham, North Carolina

I Am Casting is helmed by Cole Guerra. Under his own name, Cole released 'Scarves & Knives', an album described as "darkly beautiful...fresh and utterly captivating" (Performing Songwriter). Vintage Guitar magazine praised Cole's "complex melodies that float rather than progress from A to B to C...the slow-motion fever dreams inside Guerra's tunes ensnare with a unique alien beauty". ... more

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