"Tales From The Riverbank" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Bring you a tale from the pastel fields
Where we ran when we were young
This is a tale from the water meadows
Trying to spread some hope into your heart

It's mixed with happiness, it's mixed with tears
Both life and death are carried in this stream
That open space, you could run for miles
Now you don't get so many to the pound

True, it's a dream mixed with nostalgia
But it's a dream that I'll always hang on to, that I'll always run to
Won't you join me by the riverbank?

Paradise found down by the still waters
Joined in the race to the rainbow's end
No fears, no worries just a golden country
Woke at sunrise, went home at sunset

Now life is so critical, life is too cynical
We lose our innocence, we lose our very soul

True, it's a dream mixed with nostalgia
But it's a dream that I'll always hang on to, that I'll always run to
True, it's a dream mixed with nostalgia

But it's a dream that I'll always hang on to, that I'll always run to
Won't you join me by the riverbank?
Come on and join me by the riverbank


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"Tales from the Riverbank" as written by Paul Weller

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    General CommentAnother great song, that proves Bruce Foxton had great song writing talent too.
    Mojo Workingon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI get the impression that he his lamenting the loss of freedom that comes with youth and how life seems to get more complicated as you leave your youth behind.

    Bye the way, Paul wrote this song......
    piggieson September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbout how life does indeed become more complicated as you grow up, and one's desires to revisit that youth now and again.
    SmithersJones87on January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA water-meadow is an area of grassland subject to controlled irrigation to increase agricultural productivity. Water-meadows were mainly used in Europe from the 16th to the early 20th centuries.
    rb3868on March 24, 2014   Link

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