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River-- New Song 4/23/2015 (Lyrics)
« on: April 24, 2015, 08:29:37 am »
So, I did my best to decode the lyrics of River from the show last night. If anyone has any corrections feel free to check my work. My videos are uploading to my YouTube account right now!! :)

River-- Lyrics

 Sailors on the see where we're headed  clear for the edge of the ocean.
 There's no city that keeps you looking for a gypsy.  And are we guided by some vision?
 All our moves adding up to an ancient art.  We have freed the canyon cliff of my heart. (Not sure of that line)

 The river flows it takes a hold and it's running through
 When we change and on our own how we change for you
 The river flows it always flows

 And he walks home in another city
 Your minds stuck in an ancient art
 All you need is the space for beauty to take you
 And she will take you

 The river flows it takes a hold and it's running through
 When we change and on our own  how we change for you
 The river flows it's always flows

 Flows through you, flows through you

 The river flows it takes a hold and it's coming through
 And we ain't changing on our own  oh we change for you
 Oh the river flows it always flows

  And there's just sailors on the sea
 And where just sailors on the sea
Yeah we're just sailors on the sea

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Re: River-- New Song 4/23/2015 (Lyrics)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 10:07:28 am »
I'll try. basically near the same anyway:

Sailors on the sea, are we heading clear for the edge of the ocean?
There's no city that keeps you king for a gypsy
And are we guided by some vision?
All our moves adding up to an ancient arc
We are free of the canyon cliff of my heart

The river flows, it takes ahold and it's running through
And we ain't changing on our own, oh, we change for you
The river flows, it always flows

And he walks home in another city
Your mind's stuck in an ancient war
And all you need is the space for the beauty to take you
And she will take you...

The river flows, it takes ahold and it's running through
And we ain't changing on our own, oh, we change for you
The river flows, it always flows
Flows through you, flows through you

The river flows, it takes ahold and it's coming through
And we ain't changing on our own, oh we change for you
The river flows, it always flows

And we're just sailors on the sea
Yeah, we're just sailors on the sea
Yeah, we're just sailors on the sea


« Last Edit: April 24, 2015, 10:16:59 am by KULPDOGG »

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Re: River-- New Song 4/23/2015 (Lyrics)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 06:14:53 pm »
I really like the lyrics to this song.  I get the feeling it's about loving someone who is always on the road (musician? hehe) they are always moving around, no city or town every "keeps him" because he's a traveling person (gypsy).  she talks about changing for the other person, rather than the travler changing for her.  Just like a river, we cannot tame it, we have to go around it or some how navigate over it, figuring out a way to deal with it in our life. 
I know she said this album was not "biographical" but i can see this being about her and John, except she is the gypsy, the untraditional person who did not want to get married, and John was the one changing his ways to fit in to her life.
~Sara~