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It Takes More Than Just Rain

from Drifter by Ian Bland

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When crops sowed with nothing but hope yield nothing but rock
when the bullets to put down your herd are worth more than your stock
you wonder if anyone cares what the fuss is about
it takes more than just rain to bring an end to a drought

your wife's had to leave to find work halfway across the state
even if rain came today it's probably too late
you can brush away dust, but it's harder to brush away doubt
it takes more than just rain to bring an end to a drought

you look at your kids and you think of their future
and you're praying they'll understand
this is more than your home, and it's more than your job
it's your lives sown into this land

rain won't bring back the school now the families have all moved to town
it won't bring back the jobs since the co-op's been forced to close down
it won't bring back the farmer who could see no other way out
it takes more than just rain to bring an end to a drought

you've battled the weather, all you want's what you know your crop's worth
but the food companies ship it in cheap half way across the earth
it's madness but nobody listens till you stand up and shout
it takes more than just rain to bring an end to a drought


from Drifter, released April 1, 2007
Ian Bland - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
Alan Brooker - Bass
Robbie Melville - Electric Guitar
Ed Bates Pedal - Steel
Keith Farrell - Backing Vocals
Julie Buxton - Backing Vocals


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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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