You filled my head last night, Katrina,
of the things that you have done.
Just as quickly as you came to us,
back to the ocean you had gone.
You left the city in ruins, Katrina,
though we knew you had to arrive.
But how could we have known that day,
that so many wouldn't survive?
Some asked, "Where is God?"
"Where's our family, friends and home?"
Some asked, "Where is Bush?"
"Where's our help, are we alone?"
In that time of total weakness,
desperation and chaos arose.
How they continued to bruise their city,
people and pride, only God knows.
You showed this place no mercy, Katrina,
you let the next wave fall.
Your own strength you did not know.
You could've spared them all.
In books you will be written, Katrina,
as a monster, a deadly wave.
That day you swallowed New Orleans,
the city we could not save.
Our broken hearts will heal, in time.
Their homes you chose to ravage.
Our history you have changed forever,
their city we must salvage.
So fierce and unforgiving,
just Mother Nature's weather.
Strange...it takes a nightmare like this
to bring our country together.