Hell Or High Water

from by Baltimore Rock Opera Society

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lyrics

LOTT
Shout, shout and rise up to my song
Cry with the wind, the dawn is breaking
It’s our time to stand and be strong
Ready the cannon, our hope is waking

This is our time, crack jaws and break spines
Heave-ho to the mark, this is our time.
Hell itself will fear us Brides!

Come hell or high water
I’ll be Poseidon’s daughter
To life and to freedom, or drown in the deep
Come hell or high water
I give my life to slaughter
Raise tempest, raise storm,
This is our day to keep

Take land and take sea
But they’ll not take me

ALL
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
This is our time

LOTT
Shout to the sky, shout to the sea
Cry with the wind, the dawn is breaking
Screaming sirens, wailing banshee,
Follow me down, the earth is shaking

This is our time, all hold the line
I’ll swear my word, and my bloody mind
Hell itself will fear us Brides!

ALL
THIS. IS. OUR... TIME!

Come hell or high water,
I’ll be Poseidon’s daughter
To life and to freedom, or drown in the deep
Come hell or high water
I give my life to the slaughter
Raise tempest, raise storm,
This is my day to keep

Take land and take sea
But they’ll not take me
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
This is our time!

MARY
Are our lives to be forfeit
With purpose undone
A victory song rapt solely in death
This is not the freedom of which I dreamed
You rage and you holler unto the gods
Whose deaf ears will harken not
No matter how loud the screams

I’ll not have us made martyrs
Stick close to me all
We’ll fight our way to a life boat
A blaze of glory is what she’ll have
I’ll have none of it.
We fight to live today

Will you go off to settle a score,
Dying to save the captain’s pride
Do you know what you’re fighting for,
Where is the honor in suicide?

This ain’t the freedom she promised to me
Brave and strong though you all may be
It’s never a good day to die!

For you I’ll hang my head.

LOTT
Mary! Will you fight!?

MARY
For you I’ll hang my head
I’ll hang my head for you
But not into the brine
And not upon a noose

LOTT
Will you fight!?

MARY
I will fight for the Filles
I will fight for the boy
I will fight for our crew
I will fight for our lives!

LOTT
Mary?!

MARY
I will fight for all these things
But I WILL NOT FIGHT TO DIE!


ALL
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
Come hell or high water
This is our time
Come hell or high water

LOTT
On these seas I’ll rage (Come hell or high water)

MARY
I will fight to save (Come hell or high water)

LOTT
No quarter given (Come hell or high water)

MARY
A life worth living! (Come hell or high water)

ALL
Take land and take sea, but you’ll not take me!

credits

from Brides Of Tortuga, released October 26, 2016
Composed & Arranged by Chris Baines
Lyrics by Zach Yarosz

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