I turned them all away
I turned it all away
when i leave there's nothing left to say
i won't answer my phone
you call it all you want
river runs and takes the boats away
i thought i'd never see
river so clear and mean
how many others have you drowned?
river's bottom dark and blue
why do i love you so?
river so clear and blue
i'm so in love with you, but you'll drown me.
you'll drown me.
river so clear and blue
what it takes to ignore you
how many boys have you drowned?
chokes me until i'm dead
there are places in my head
that i could never conquer.
river so clear and blue,
i am in love with you.
river's bottom dark and blue,
why do i love you?
you'll drown me.
you'll drown me.

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  • +1
    General Commentactually adamz, bradford cox is gay and this song is about his obsession with one of his childhood friends who plays alongside him in deerhunter.
    notlehs925on April 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlike Narcissus in Greek mythology.
    this song is brilliant.
    chikubion January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe girl and the river...Yeah they looks similar.In times it is clear,but the bottom of it is dark.Good song indeed
    adamzon March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is from his myspace:

    "based on a Puerto Rican short story, "There's a Little Colored Boy at the Bottom of the River" about a lonely kid who stares into the river and sees a boy (his own reflection) and thinks its someone at the bottom of the river and he like falls in love with his reflection or whatever and drowns."
    sue_defenderon June 24, 2008   Link

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