From the recording Jeff Powers

Song about Post Katrina. I used to live in New Orleans and love everything about it...the music, food, architecture, people and the night life.

Lyrics

Down In New Orleans© 2008 music/lyrics Jeff Powers


The mighty Mississippi
Rolls on down stream
Pass the Crescent city
Known as New Orleans

And the spirit can't be broken
On the banks of Ponchertrain
Not by gov'ment warplanes
By no hurricane

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet up with some old friends
Gonna keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street

The levee might be broken
And someone’s dancin' in the rain
It ain't no herb he's token
It's (called) eminent domain

Gonna listin' to the meters
Jammin' at Tipitina's
Pontious Pilot can wash his hands
Keep his Katrina

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet up with some old friends
Gonna keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street

Gonna sing and play my music
Right out on the street
Don't worry bout no gov'ment
It's a place where people dream
They'll try to levy the land by the levee
But I know the people see
And all those gumbo faces
Will take it to D.C.
Down in N.O.
On Bourbon street

Gonna get up in the morning
Gonna head out to the street
Gonna meet some old friends
Gonna keep some company
Down in New Orleans
On Bourbon Street