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River Lyrics

from Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

"River" is track #6 on the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
"River" is track #6 on the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
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I'm standing on the stage
I'm working in a restaurant
I make a decent wage
And I will sing into the microphone

The river rise up
And flows above the interstate
Beyond the schools and shops how far
There's no way to communicate

And the water's moving on
Beyond the lies and hypocrites
I'm thinking of a song
I need you to remember it

The forest is alive
It asks us to participate
We lifted up our eyes
To promise and reciprocate

We fell down on our knees
For every human being

One sad day, I will fly away
And one sad day, I will tip toe away

But a change is gonna come
Like Sam Cooke sang in '63
The river sings a song to me
On every St. Cecilia's day

So when I was reborn
I went back to the restaurant
The river's moving on from here
To sing it's crazy symphony
And I'll go home
Where you are right in front of me

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