About the song: 'Shelter From The Storm'

 

Artist’s comments: This blues rock single opens with a howling slide guitar that sets the tone, carrying and sustaining the intensity of the lament throughout. With a nod to the storytelling tradition of folk music, the song is about the apparent consequences of climate change as told through the eyes of a field hand surrounded by natural disasters.

In the year 2019 Nature’s fury left countless people homeless, destroying crops and lives. Farmers standing in flooded fields filled my mind; farmers facing drought haunted me. Then came tornados flattening everything in their path with images of people running for their lives from flooding, wind, and flying debris. What is left after facing the storms of life? Caught in the wake of this misery, where do we go for shelter from the storm? 

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Shelter from the Storm - (Fred Hostetler-ascap) 

I hear the wind, howling, whistling through the trees The grain fields are flattened, the thunder sounds And the pounding rain, keeps pouring down 
And I'm trying to make it home 

And find shelter from the storm. Trying to make it home shut the door And find shelter from the storm. 

Black clouds swirl around my head 
Lightning bolts and thunder crashing down, 
I'm lucky I'm not dead 
Even the earth shakes in fear 
And I'm trying to get there 
Behind the door inside my home 
And find shelter from the storm 
Trying to make it home, shut the door 
And find shelter from the storm, shelter from the storm 

Nature's fury got me, my body bent against the wind Holding on for dear life, seems like troubles my only friend I'm standing all alone, Lord have mercy on my soul 
Trying to make it home, shut the door 
And find shelter from the storm. 

Trying to make it home, shut the door 
And find shelter from the storm. Shelter from the storm 

I'm soaking wet, soaked down to the bone 
No sun no moon, to light my way home 
The storms of life just keep raging, there's nowhere to hide Only in my heart can I abide, 
To find shelter from the storm 
Only in my heart can I abide 
To find shelter from the storm 
Shelter from the storm... 

Release date: 30 January 2020

 

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