Woah black river
Gonna take my cares away
Woah black river
Gonna take my cares away

Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away
Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away

Woah dear saviour
Gonna take my cares away
Woah dear saviour
Gonna take my cares away

Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away
Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away

Woah sweet whiskey, lord, gone
Gonna take my cares away
Woah sweet whiskey, lord, gone
Gonna take my cares awy

Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away
Gonna take my cares
Gonna carry my cares
Gonna take my cares away

You're gonna take my bottle, my bible, my mess
You're gonna take all of my empty and my loneliness
Gonna take all of this sadness inside of me
Gonna take it all and set me free

Woah black river
Gonna take my cares away


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    General CommentI LOVE this song. It is such a beautiful song to perform and hear.

    I figured it might have to do with a dark grain alcohol? becoming inebriated and slowing life down to the crawl of a black river, letting it become his saviour.

    yet maybe he would consider suicide in the middle of the night in a dark river, letting it take him, his cares, his bottle (which he tried), his bible (which he sought), and his mess that he was trying to escape away.
    this is kind of solidified by his lament "woah sweet whiskey, lord, you're gone." it's all gone now from his "saviour" all he is left with is his whiskey and his death
    stashewson February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. It is such a beautiful song to perform and hear.

    I figured it might have to do with a dark grain alcohol? becoming inebriated and slowing life down to the crawl of a black river, letting it become his saviour.

    yet maybe he would consider suicide in the middle of the night in a dark river, letting it take him, his cares, his bottle (which he tried), his bible (which he sought), and his mess that he was trying to escape away.
    this is kind of solidified by his lament "woah sweet whiskey, lord, you're gone." it's all gone now from his "saviour" all he is left with is his whiskey and his death
    stashewson February 27, 2007   Link

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