Katrina

If the people on the other side of the dyke
Had all been rich and white
The levee would have been eight miles high

Two lines of cars trying to flee
One held back by State Police
Guess which color got the green light?

Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But the aftermath, defines who we are
Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But when itís over, where is your heart?

A million acts of kindness instantly flow
Whatís the television show?
Some guy stealing a TV set (over & over)

Oneís a looter in the night
The otherís just trying to survive
Take a guess about which is which

Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But the aftermath, defines who we are
Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But when itís over, where is your heart?

And so we rebuild, but never forget
All the countless souls
Who lost everything

Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But the aftermath, defines who we are
Thereís no one to blame for the hurricane
But Katrinaís a portrait painted in black and white


Photos by Lauren Barsky