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The River, the Woods Lyrics

from This Is Our Science

"The River, the Woods" is track #1 on the album This Is Our Science.
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Wherever we go, we'll never be lost
Some follow the compass rose, some Follow the cross
Me, I follow roads compulsively till sirens call me off
Then I wander, eyes closed, following song

The river's a hymnal and the leaves are applause
Trees sing in whispers with the wind pulling their arms
Hold still and listen, your hand on my heart
If you need them these beacons will lead you back to the start, yup

No axe has seen these woods since before your father stood
The path is beaten good from the feet of all who wandered through it
Old growth holds hope, let the brambles scrape your skin
Scars are story books, blood will wash away your sins

Now let that sun slip, then let that moon rise
Follow in no footsteps, listen for the true guides
Woods will play tricks upon pretty blue eyes
Is that glimmer the river or your village finally brought back to life?

Follow me tonight
I'll show you what it's like
To be alive

I know, it seems like we're all lost
But we see the secrets, we know the unknown
Know the unknown, know the unknown

Keep close, hold my hand girl, just be strong
We can follow this river right back to your home
Back to your home, back to your home

At a palace in Versailles, 400 years before this
They were packing up supplies, preparing for a long trip
They may not survive, many of them know this
But they would rather die than to leave the questions open

So this is why we try, we bet it all on hopeless
And swim against the tide until our every bone is broken
A sinking ship is still a ship till the captain spoke the obit
Till the crew has flew and crow's nest slips silent beneath the ocean

We set sail without an anchor, we count upon that never stop
An anchor's just a coffin nail waiting for the hammer drop
It holds you by the ankles till it pulls you to the Acheron
Trade stable to be able to slip out under devil's thumb

Keep your acres, my home is where my hat is hung
On postcard printed paper and love notes from the latice rungs
Blessed are the vagrant, the lonely are the static ones
It's every drifter's confirmation, this world is just ravishing

I know, it seems like we're all lost
We can follow this river right back to your home
River back home, river back home

I know, it seems like we're all lost
But we see the secrets, we know the unknown
Know the unknown, know the unknown

Keep close, hold my hand girl, just be strong
We can follow this river right back to your home
Back to your home, back to your home

I know, it seems like we're all lost
But we see the secrets, we know the unknown
Know the unknown, know the unknown

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