Cuyahoga Lyrics

by REM

Let's put our heads together and start a new country up
Our father's father's father tried, erased the parts he didn't like
Let's try to fill it in, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red

This is where we walked, this is where we swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir

This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red
And we gathered up our friends, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, underneath the river bed

This is where we walked, this is where we swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir

Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga is gone

Let's put our heads together, start a new country up,
Underneath the river bed we burned the river down

This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced and sang
Take a picture here, take a souvenir

Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga is gone

Rewrite the book and rule the pages
Saving face, secured in faith
Bury, burn the waste behind you

This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We are not your allies, we cannot defend

This is where they walked, this is where they swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir

Cuyahoga is gone
Cuyahoga is gone
Cuyahoga is gone
Cuyahoga is gone