On the south side of town I bury my feet in the water
And watch as those boats rise with the tide of the river
Oh, and I remember how she welcomes even sinners
And I know it's safe to lay my head down on that south side of town

And the people they ask me
Boy, why'd you come all the way to our streets
Just to bury your feet in the water
Off the banks of the river so muddy
But to me it's so easy to see
The river she come and collect my beat
And she carries it out to sea
And hopefully you'll step up your feet
And dance to the rhythm of my river and me

And I ain't got no woman to lay down by my side tonight
So let me take comfort in your riverside
Oh, come on, baby
Don't you dare be shy
Our rhythm's beautiful and your banks are all too useful
So go on and collect my heartbeat from me
Let me feed your rhythm
Splashing 'round as I'm swimming
Be my company tonight

On the south side of town I bury my feet in the water
And watch as those boats rise with the tide of the river
Oh, and I remember how she welcomes even sinners
And I know it's safe to lay my head down on that south side of town

Oh, and late at night I,
I can hear my river as she cries
At the sight of the bright city lights
As she recalls older times
When she used to blow out the candlelit
Lanterns on the side of the steamboat ships
And after the banjos have all stopped plucking
And all of those fiddles have all stopped strumming
She will blow her lullaby
Through the hull as the captains close their eyes
Half-drunk and ready to dream
Half-drunk and ready for sleep

And I ain't got no woman to lay down by my side tonight
So let me take comfort in your riverside
Oh, come on, baby
Don't you dare be shy
Your rhythm's beautiful and your banks are all too useful
So go on and collect my heartbeat from me
Let me feed your rhythm
Splashing 'round as I'm swimming
Oh, come on
Be my company tonight
Alright

On the south side of town I bury my feet in the water
And watch as those boats rise with the tide of the river
Oh, and I remember how she welcomes even sinners
And I know it's safe to lay my head down on that south side of town

On that south side of town


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South Side Riverside song meanings
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