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See the sun crawling over the sky.
Keep an eye on the surf and the sea and the sand.
Don't you know every night is a stand-off with the fucking horizon!

You had a real time of it.
Staring off into the light.
Hands tied behind your back.
Steel chair giving you shivers.
You've always had a problem flowing down rivers...

See the rain falling down from the sky to its death,
Smashed on the street in despair, somewhere over there I swear!

You had a real time of it.
Staring up into the light.
Hands tied behind your head...go!

Stranded on the carousel.
A cripple from the wreck.
I was ringing a bell's neck, looking for a sign.

"Three stars means I'm losing you,"
says The Night to one of her romances.
The plane lands and everybody dances, it's fine...

You had a real time of it.
Staring off into the light.
Hands tied behind your head.
Steel chair giving you shivers.
You always had a problem flowing down rivers!
You've always had a problem flowing down rivers!


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    General CommentIf you like the "trouble in dreams" version of this song, definitely check out the Bay of Pigs B-side version, "Ravers," which is much slower and played on a single synth keyboard.

    As far as this song, it's very hard to tell what it means, as is usual with Destroyer! But basically I think rivers are like life, time, existence. You flow down the river. Some people have trouble dealing with it. And the ecstatic climax of this song, to me at least, seems to say, just deal with it and just go flow with the river! LA LALALALA ALALALALLA LALALALLAA!!!
    Friendlyon November 25, 2009   Link

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