so all of a sudden I'm facing a
raging river that passed me by
do I turn around, do I turn my eye
to the sun in the apex of the high noon
I'm on a flatbed yellow pick up
underneath a half moon

so cut me some slack jack and jump in
the back if you can't handle the candle
then you can't handle the wax
you're just going to get sacked
it's as simple as that

but before I know it
I'm going down this itty bitty river in
a boat a little bigger
than a bath tub
my bones begin to shiver
'cause I'm aching to deliver
this water that I must give her
can I get some

down by the railway station
people moving a new direction
take a ticket from who you can
drive that train

she was a black-tie bomb shell
out of Bombay
she was easy on the eyes
so I had nothing' to say
she said take the water to the
leprechaun man you got till the bell
rings three, do you understand
a little piece of me wants to go

I don't know
turn around what do I do
I don't know

ding dong ding that's the bell
and I know you know I know
I don't know you very well
but if I did, I would groove
and hit the ground running
but I don't and I won't
so you got another thing coming

chorus

he kicked up the river
with a flick of his wrist
I popped him in the kisser
'cause I couldn't resist
I said to my side kick
I'm up to my high wick
and now I'm getting a little homesick
but before I know it
I'm going down this itty bitty river
in a boat a little bigger
than a bath tub
my bones begin to shiver
'cause I'm aching to deliver
this water that I must giver her
can I get some

chorus
ride your train


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    General CommentThis song is about a man who has so many choices in his life. He has come to a point where he can go in any directon (so all of a sudden I'm facing a
    raging river that passed me by
    do I turn around, do I turn my eye
    to the sun in the apex of the high noon
    I'm on a flatbed yellow pick up
    underneath a half moon )
    The second stanza is this man telling someone that if there going to take the risk of this path they should go with them now.
    The chorus then comes (but before I know it
    I'm going down this itty bitty river in
    a boat a little bigger
    than a bath tub
    my bones begin to shiver
    'cause I'm aching to deliver
    this water that I must give her
    can I get some )
    this means that the man has nothing to start with (boat no bigger than a bath tub) his bones begin to shiver cause hes waiting to deliver this water that I must give her) this is talking about how the man is so anxious with his choice to go find (this girl) girlfriend maybe, and he wants his choice to work out right in the end.
    Then the stanza with (down by the railway station
    people moving a new direction
    take a ticket from who you can
    drive that train) this tops off the meaning of endless roads of possibilities.
    tell me what you think
    ErickHC03on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Erick, somewhat.

    I think it's just about living your life..

    "down by the railway station
    people moving a new direction
    take a ticket from who you can
    drive that train"

    Just go and ride the train that is life. Take advantage of it. The ride is short.
    anna118kon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think anna118k is right.. as for the rest of you i agree with both
    its a fun song ..but its got meaning in it
    apryl008on August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of reminds me of starting college or entering some other new stage in your life, ie graduating college, starting a new carreer, etc. Everyone else is passing this person by and they already know which way they want to go but this person doesnt but at least he realizes he needs to figure it out soon. Thise person also has some distractions like the "black tie bomb shell out of bombay" but by the end he has got on his way and is ready o reach where hes going and deliver all he can to the world. Tell me what you think.
    miff1025on September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm most likely completely wrong, this is my first post, but to me some parts of this song sound a little like a guy in love or in a relationship at least. "she was a black-tie bomb shell out of Bombay she was easy on the eyes so I had nothing' to say she said take the water to the
    eprechaun man you got till the bell rings three, do you understand a little piece of me wants to go
    I don't know turn around what do I do don't know ding dong ding that's the bell" - this sounds to me like a girl wants him to do something and hes not sure if he wants to or not, then when teh bell rings his time is up and hes still not sure what to do, but he has to decide.
    i love the line 'i know you know i know i dont know you very well' haha oh well, thats what i think, im probably wrong though, but either way, dispatch is still amazing!
    FuzzyMonkey10on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so fun to sing! I'm sure there's meaning in this song, as every other dispatch song, but I never really knew it. I agree with miff1025.
    musicispowerfulon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with dungeon411. It's a boy!
    twocentson January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song that got me into dispatch. it's awesome.

    as for meanings, i basically agree with everyone. however, at the end they do say 'ride that train' which i would guess to mean that once you've driven your life (train) in the right direction you can kind of ride it and enjoy the benefits of your work.
    tunasandwich77on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgroovy bass riff.
    turjake2on September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthow can you read the lyrics to this song and not realize that it's about SEX?

    "my bones begin to shiver
    'cause I'm aching to deliver
    this water that I must giver her
    can I get some"
    jingy23on February 10, 2011   Link

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