Waterfall

In my country, the rainy season is underway. Almost everyday the rain falls. It can happen randomly from dawn until midnight. It usually  reaches its   peak  when near Chinese New Year. The Chinese even say if rain doesn’t fall so heavy in Chinese New Year, then our fortune or luck will be less. And the other way around, if rain falls so heavy in Chinese New Year, then our fortune or luck will be a lot more.

I still remember my childhood when our family home flooded or when my school flooded. Instead of  feel sad, I feel happy. Because I didn’t necessary go to school on that day. At home I could play water. And the flood was not so high, so I didn’t worry about it. Now when I become adult, I feel the other way around when I see flooded anywhere.

And this morning when I woke up, the rain fell again until several hours. When I went to work, the rain still falls. I have to pass flooded street. For you know, my city is known as a flood city. Flooding  always flooded certain places that known as flooded regions. The city government already made an effort to handle the flood, but it doesn’t succeed completely.

This song is about rain. Here is the lyrics.

It’s been raining for a fortnight or longer
And every day the pressure’s getting stronger
All the houses slowly sink into water
We have enough to drink
But the food is getting shorter

Waterfall- Here’s another day
Waterfall- The sun has turned away
The sky has opened up the doors
St. Peter’s trying to sweep the floors
He sent a million raindrops on their way

Waterfall – Here we go again
Waterfall – it never seems to end
We used to drive but now we float
So sell your car and buy a boat
But you can’t escape the pouring rain

Everybody’s looking for a solution
The weather experts, The Department of Pollution
On the news they said there’s no need to worry
There’s nothing we can do
Just learn to swim in a hurry

Waterfall – Here’s another day
Waterfall- The sun has turned away
The sky has opened up the doors
St. Peter’s trying to sweep the floors
He sent a million raindrops on their way
He sent them on their way

And it rains and it rains
It rains all day
The cities are washed away
And it rains and it rains
It rains all night
It rains all the time

Waterfall – Here’s another day
Waterfall – The sun has turned away
The sky has opened up the doors
St. Peter’s trying to sweep the floors
He sent a million raindrops on their way

Waterfall – Here we go again
Waterfall – It never seems to end
We used to drive but now we float
So sell your car and buy a boat
And if you buy a second one
It could turn out as lots of fun
And never mind the pouring rain

The lyrics contain the cynical words  about the floods that hit a region. Maybe the right words is criticize the city government about the effort to handle the flood. Sung by Triumvirat, a German rock group.

Well, maybe if the flood can’t be handled, what if we make our city as a water city like the famous Venice ? Sell our cars, buy a boat. Instead of jogging, we learn to swim.🙂

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