THE RIVER

If you give a man love, turn around, and make him hate it, then I can tell you he’s gonna get frustrated. How can you blame him for the things he says he’s gon’ do? I think you’d say the same shit if you were the one who…

…is gonna go to bed at the bottom of the river. The flow’s only gonna help it take him from us quicker. He’ll either go as the current moves on and on or he’ll fall asleep and be gone. Be gone.

If you hold back the truth ’cause you’re ‘fraid you’re gonna hurt him, you may as well take a coal to his soul ’cause you gon’ done burned him. How can you blame him for the things he says he’s gon’ do? I think you’d say the same shit if you were the one who…

…is gonna go to bed at the bottom of the river. The flow’s only gonna help it take him from us quicker. He’ll either go as the current moves on and on or he’ll fall asleep and be gone. Be gone.

Take me down to the river. I won’t open my eyes if you deliver the absence of pain in this avenue of rain.

It’ll wash me away. Take me away. I’ll flow into the gulf. It’ll wrap me up in a thunderstorm off the coast when you take me down the river.

Take me down to the river. I won’t open my eyes if you deliver the absence of pain in this avenue of rain.

God, I can’t swim. God, I can’t float here. No one ever showed me how to live, and the water’s just gonna keep on getting deeper. I can’t fall asleep at the bottom of the river. The moonlight’s gonna keep me awake all night.

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