"Door To The River" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
I'm losing all my innocence
Door to the river
I know I've stopped making much sense
Door to the river
I think I'll leave and I'll take some rest
Door to the river

All my best wishes are just lies
Are just lies

I'd love to see colors like you
Door to the river
Resurrected and feeling blue
Door to the river
I've seen the glory and yes it's true
Door to the river

Fearful of the future now
The future is now
But it's true the things you feel don't go
The people that you love hold on

Baby I lost my way
Following our star
But I guess that's just how you are
How you are

The majesty, the majesty
Door to the river
Pre-eminent amongst the free
Door to the river
Happy and drifting endlessly
Door to the river

All my best wishes are just lies
Are just lies
Sun breaks and cloudbursts
The hardest of all words
The conflict of sin all kept within

Baby I lost my way
Following our star
But I guess that's just how you are
How you are
Just how you are
How you are


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"Door to the River" as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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    General Commentthis song to me shows theres still hope, but if you follow your dreams you will get lost. controdiction but its the truth
    forever delayedon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's A Willem De Kooning Painting, The Painting Is About Passing Over Too Death.
    Thom Webbeon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTired of his own vain wishes, a symbolic door (suicide) leads to a symbolic river (neverending flow of life and death, end of self-consciousness). The door is in front of him, like a temptation. A sense of sin is withdrawing him. No final solution, no advice, no side taken, just the presence of the door to the river, like a chance.
    thestampon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite Manics songs. It reminds me of the disappearance of Richey which is quite a grim observation. The Severn bridge where his car was found is apparently near the mouth of a river I read somewhere. So there's the connection to the 'Door to the river', also 'I think I'll leave and take some rest' is especially poignant, almost weary. The whole connotations of someone being lost and weary and the loss of innocence are evident throught, and the slightly painful catharsis of passing through the door to the river has exposed to him a glimpse of a glory previously inaccesible to him.
    the-princess-is-madon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOr perhaps, this 'glory' wasn't as glorious as it had promised to be, and the truth was revealed, makinng things unbearable...speculations, speculations.
    the-princess-is-madon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment03-04-1906 @ 12:05:00 PM
    03-04-1985 @ 12:05:00 PM

    I seem to be jumping epochs here.
    the-princess-is-madon March 03, 2008   Link

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