When the Levee Breaks Lyrics

A Perfect Circle


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Joe Mccoy
album: Track 11 in album eMOTIVe
release date: 2004-11-1
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Prog Rock
length: 5:56
drums: Josh Freese
piano: Paz Lenchantin
vocal: Maynard James Keenan
mixer: Andy Wallace
arranger: Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan
guitars & bass: Billy Howerdel
writer: Kansas Joe McCoy, Memphis Minnie

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A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe cover art
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If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break,
If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break,
And the water gonna come in, have no place to stay

Well all last night I sat on the levee and moan,
Well all last night I sat on the levee and moan,
Thinking about my baby and my happy home,

If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break,
If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break,
And all these people have no place to stay

Now look here mama what am I to do?,
Now look here mama what am I to do?,
I ain't got nobody to tell my troubles to

I works on the levee mama both night and day,
I works on the levee mama both night and day,
I ain't got nobody, keep the water away

Oh crying won't help you, praying won't do no good,
Oh crying won't help you, praying won't do no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to lose

I works on the levee, mama both night and day,
I works on the levee, mama both night and day,
I works so hard, to keep the water away

I had a woman, she wouldn't do for me,
I had a woman, she wouldn't do for me,
I'm going back to my used to be

It's a mean old levee, cause me to weep and moan
It's a mean old levee, cause me to weep and moan
Gonna leave my baby, and my happy home


Track Listing


Copy Control CD 1
  • 1 Annihilation
  • 2 Imagine
  • 3 Peace Love and Understanding
  • 4 What’s Going On
  • 5 Passive
  • 6 Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
  • 7 People Are People
  • 8 Freedom of Choice
  • 9 Let’s Have a War
  • 10 Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
  • 11 When the Levee Breaks
  • 12 Fiddle and the Drum