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The River lyrics

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

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

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David Byrne - The River: From "Everything that happens will happen today". This song is about New Orleans and Katrina, i just finished reading Dave Eggers' "Zeitoun" which is about t... (video from YouTube)

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