Old Crow Medicine Show – Half Mile Down

“I was swimmin’ in that water
When they came up to the shore
Sayin’ sorry son this won’t be
Dry land here anymore

Yes and my home town
Is a half mile down
It’s a half mile o’ water
All around, all around
My home town is a half mile down

First they started their surveyin’
And makin’ up their plans
To flood that peaceful valley
Just to build Watauga dam
Oh they brought in their bulldozers
And pushed our homes away
And they handed me a shovel
And sixty cents a day “