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Teach The Gifted Children Lyrics

from Growing Up In Public

"Teach The Gifted Children" is track #9 on the album Growing Up In Public. It was written by Reed, Lou / Fonfara, Michael H.
"Teach The Gifted Children" is track #9 on the album Growing Up In Public. It was written by Reed, Lou / Fonfara, Michael H.

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Teach the gifted children
Teach them to have mercy
Teach them about sunsets
Teach them about moon rise

Teach them about anger
The sin that comes with dawning
Teach them about flowers
And the beauty of forgetfulness

Then take me to the river
(Then take me to the river)
And put me in the water
(And put me in the water )

Bless them and forgive them
(Take me to the river)
Father cause they just don't know
(Take me to the river)
All the gifted children

Teach the gifted children
The ways of men and animals
Teach them about cities
The history of the mysteries
Their vices and their virtues
About branches that blow in the wind

On the wages of their sins
Teach them of forgiveness
Teach them about mercy
Teach them about music
And the cool and the cleansing waters

What do they say?
Take me to the river
(Take me to the river)
Take me to the river
(Take me to the river)

Put me in the water
(Take me to the river)
And teach the gifted children
(Take me to the river)
All the gifted children
(Take me to the river)

(Take me to the river)
(Take me to the river)
(Take me to the river)

Songwriters
Reed, Lou / Fonfara, Michael H

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