"The River" as written by and Daniel Ralf/isola Felice....
In the morning I am empty,
Of everything I used to be,
I will ride away the feeling
So no one will ever read,
If I had all of the answers,
I could poor salt on my wounds,
I could fill this room with sorrow,
So no one would ever see,

[Chorus]
I want to wake up and drink from your river,
I want to reach out and tear down the sky,
To know I'm alive,
I want to learn how to feel without bleeding,
I want to learn how to live by your side,
You're no longer mine.

Wow,
We got to swim against the tides of each other,
Find the other side of the river, and wow

If I offered you a picture,
And the paint is yet to dry,
Could you live with just a whisper,
A flower is meant to die,
If I had all of the answers,
I could poor salt on my wounds,
I could fill this room with sorrow,
So no one would ever see,

[Chorus]

And wow, we gotta swim against the tides of each other,
Find the other side of the river,
And wow, we gotta swim against the tides of each other,
Find the other side of the river.


Lyrics submitted by El_Diablo_1987

"The River" as written by Paul Isola Daniel Ralf Felice

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General CommentNo comments? This is a beautiful song... It's got that raw, intense feeling in it which just makes me want to cry..

    This is /just/ how I feel at the moment. With a holiday coming up, I can't Self Harm, but I need to because I've been messed around by a male, leaving me really angry with myself.

    But yes, a gooood song. :)
    kiiabbyon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA few of the lyrics are wrong here.

    "It is I wanna reach out and tear down the sky"
    and
    "If I offered you a picture and the paint is yet to dry"

    I love this song, I just saw these guys again last night and once again, they were awesome.
    quiffpornon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIts probaly about some guy who has found his wife dead in the morning. If you read through it again you may get that idea, or maybe thats just dumb.

    Oh and kiabby stop causing damage to yourself, I know how it feels but in the end its not worth it. trust me you always have someone there you just gotta keep your eye out for them.
    Metal_Love319on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it may be about a couple that don't get along
    but he/she wants to be with him/her
    like in "I wanna wake up and drink from your river" could be maybe shearing his/her life
    and "And why?
    We've got to swim against the tide to each other.
    To find the other side of the river"
    could be they always fight around each other so they never see each others true personality
    as wel as "If I offered you a picture
    And the paint is yet to dry" i think he/she could mean a picture of what they want thier life to be like together but its not set in stone it can still get smudged and distorted? maybe :P

    Im not entirley sure but thats what i would think :)
    peter90on February 23, 2010   Link

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