Be on my side,
I'll be on your side,
baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

You take my hand,
I'll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness
is too much sorrow
It's impossible
to make it today.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Be on my side,
I'll be on your side,
baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.


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Down By The River song meanings
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  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't Matthews, this is Neil Young.
    gweepson September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDave has covered live with his band as well as acoustic shows with Tim Reynolds.

    It's notably included on Live at Radio City, just released last month on CD and DVD.
    HisDudenesson September 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooo... very nice, im gona have to listen to his version. Dave is awsome but Neil is God.
    ImNeilYoungon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love his cover, it's amazing.
    It's forever stuck in my head.
    junkyjon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNeil young wrote this song. PLEASE acknowledge this! Dave Matthews gets too much credit for his music to begin with.
    neilisgodon April 01, 2010   Link

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