Force of Nature

by Katie Williams

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released August 15, 2015

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Katie Williams Norman, Oklahoma

Katie currently lives in Norman OK. She has traveled many places, but loves calling Oklahoma "home." She has always found solace and expression through writing, but only fully realized her passion when she put her words to music. Katie writes all of her own songs, plays guitar, and is constantly improving her craft. She says her only goal is to give back what music has given to her- "consolation." ... more

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Track Name: River Won't Rise
Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise
Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise
Backbreaking labor with the sunrise in your eye
Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Wicked wind blowing in the leaves
Mama tell me what does it mean

Swing low swing low
Swing low swing low

Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise
Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise
Backbreaking labor with the sunrise in your eye
Tuesday's come but the Mississippi River won't rise

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Wicked wind blowing in the leaves
Mama tell me what does it mean

Swing low swing low
Swing low swing low

Oh St. Peter where are you now
Newborn babies are cryin' loud
But the river won't rise

Swing low swing low
Swing low swing low
Swing low swing low
Track Name: Flavor Blonde
Lord knows that I remember the day the word came down
Hit my ear like a Force of Nature knockin' me to the ground
Why oh why did I cry maybe I'll never know
Wasn't because you loved me truly that I know for sure

Cuz Darlin' thinks there's something out there past the great beyond
I'll be here sippin' dark ole whiskey
Never did care for the flavor blonde

If you think the great unknown will give you what I've got
Have a good time figuring out what it is and what it's not
Ain't no way you said to me I'm going down
Well let me know just how it feels when you hit the ground

Darlin' thinks there's something out there past the great beyond
I'll be here sippin' dark ole whiskey
Never did care for the flavor blonde

Darlin' cries and says to me it ain't as good as I thought it would be
And I say well what I tell you
The problem with the great unknown is you'll find yourself there all alone

Cuz Darlin' thinks there's something out there past the great beyond
I'll be here sippin' dark ole whiskey
Never did care for the flavor blonde
Track Name: Some Great War
Mama I can hear your voice a call crying out like some great war
I bet you think you've got it figured out just when the bombs start getting loud
Baby girl you've got a lot of nerve running around like it's your turf
I guess it went ahead and slipped your mind
This ain't life you know it's a minefield

Baby no one's waiting for you to show them how great you think you are
The world keeps spending when you're dead and gone
You're lucky if they even listen to your song

Well what you think it was gonna be starry eyes and rosary
baby girl you know better than that when it comes to faith you don't stand a chance
play with fire and you're gonna get burned play with water and you'll die of thirst
no one makes it out of here alive you're lucky if you even get to survive

Baby no one's waiting for you to show them how great you think you are
The world keeps spending when you're dead and gone
You're lucky if they even listen to your song
Track Name: Trouble Knows My Name
Down by where the fishing folk don't ever mess around
Down by where the riverbed takes you when you drown
Trouble knows my name

Over by the Treetop town where ladies go to cry
Over by the working men who all day try and try
Trouble knows my name

Trouble knows my name oh Lord trouble knows my name
And up until you bury me trouble gonna know my name

Underneath the cold dark mine were many do not dare
Underneath the willow tree child do beware
Trouble knows my name

Well all across the cotton fields singing in the sun
All across Appalachia ain't nowhere to run
Trouble knows my name

Trouble knows my name oh Lord trouble knows my name
And up until you bury me trouble gonna know my name

Up and down the road I run trying to get away
Took a turn was for the worst farther did I stray
Up into the cemetery where I finally lay
I looked upon the nearest stone and written was my name

I cried dear trouble now
Yes
I cried dear trouble now
I said please help me
Oh no
I said please help me
Oh no
Free me from this name

All across the cotton fields
Run child run
Down by the riverbed
Run child run
Under the coal mine
Up and down the Delta line

Cuz Trouble knows my name oh Lord trouble knows my name
And up until you bury me trouble gonna know my name

Trouble knows my name oh Lord trouble knows my name
And up until you bury me trouble gonna know my name
Track Name: Half Moon Rising in the Eastern Sky
Half-moon rising in the eastern sky
Mama's baby ain't done cryin'
Half moon rising in the eastern sky
No no mercy till death's done dyin'

Oh oh....

Half-moon rising in the eastern sky
Mama's baby ain't done cryin'
Half moon rising in the eastern sky
No no mercy till death's done dyin'

Oh oh...