"The River" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
Skies went dark, got hard to see my body all stretched out.
Territory to touch and make a path to lead you down.
If I could hold the wildest winds from blasting through my house,
Then I could shine a beacon whether floats, fine, yes, or drowns.

But there was no heat, it all had been extinguished,
Snuffed right out.
That was not the way I meant to disappoint the crowd.
If you want my center, please don't slice so much around.
And if you won't be having me, watch the sorrow shake my mouth.

And you don't want to hurt me,
But you don't want to need me,
So how can you receive me?

Take a seat, don't grieving be, let's settle this all out,
Then one by one I'll take these from the caverns of my mouth.
The teeth who mash and teeth who make my tender muscles shout
A last goodbye to lose what once I'd never known without.

And in my mind, the river runs a straight line through the town,
Never bending, only sending stuff from north to south.
Under bridges, fishes wear the currents like a gown.
And I will swallow crookedness, not let it drag me down.

Afraid that if I cut you loose,
You'd never again want me to
Embrace you in your solitude.

Now in our eyes, we both still find the perfect place to rest.
We'll unfold wings and fly a while, before the next caress.
The atmosphere will hold us dear and teach us how it's best
To both feel free and satisfied, our two souls will be blessed.

Before my eyes, the fireflies they make the night sky low.
Captured by the sounds of all the horns that the frogs blow.
Through tears so thick, like glue they drip and build a castle slow.
I can see you saved for me the sweetness that still glows.

And though you're still my Hercules,
Neptune's the one who's taken me.
Come on, lay that strength upon my sea.

Steady the string and snap it down the dust gets in my face.
A borderline to not cross, mind our manners, keep in place.
Still, I recall you once extended me with handsome haste,
A rope to climb, to call all mine, to ascend you with grace.

Now we will burn the fog away, our hearts are like the sun.
We moved it now, that's a way down and though the change was rough,
We'll find our lives are kinder without complications of
The fear in me that had taken seed and crowded out the love.

I want you and I let you go
Though we can still walk on the same road.
If we don't try it, we'll never know.



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"The River" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    Lyric Correction** Double asterisk where corrections were made.

    Skies went dark, got hard to see my body all stretched out
    Territory to touch and make a path to lead you down
    If I could hold the wildest winds from blasting through my house
    Then I could shine a beacon whether it floats fine, yes, or drowns

    But there was no heat it alll had been extinguished, snuffed right out
    That was not the way I meant to disappoint the crowd
    If you want my center, please, don't slice so much around
    And if you won't be having me, watch the sorrow shape my mouth

    And you don't want to hurt me
    But you don't want to need me
    So how can you receive me?

    Take a seat don't grieving be we'll settle this all out
    Then one by one, I'll take these from the caverns of my mouth
    The teeth who mash and teeth who make my tender muscles shout
    A last goodbye to lose what once I'd never known without

    And in my mind the river runs a straight line through the town
    Never bending only sending stuff from north to south
    Under bridges, fishes wear the currents like a gown
    And I will swallow crookedness, not let it drag me down

    Afraid that if I cut you loose** you'd never again want me to
    Embrace you in your solitude

    Though in our eyes we both still find the perfect place to rest
    We'll unfold wings and fly awhile** before the next caress
    The atmosphere will hold us dear and teach us how it's best
    To both feel free and satisfied, our two souls will be blessed

    Before my eyes the fireflies they make the night sky low
    Captured by the sounds** of all the horns that bullfrogs blow
    From tears so thick like glue they drip and build a castle slow
    I can see you saved for me a sweetness that still glows

    And though you're still my Hercules, Neptune's the one who's taking** me
    Come on lay that strength upon my sea

    Steady the string and snap it down the dust gets in my face
    A borderline to not cross, mind or manners keep in** place
    Still I recall you once extended me with handsome haste
    A rope to climb, to call all mine**, to ascend you with grace

    Now we will burn the fog away our hearts are like the sun
    We moved it now, not so laid down, and though the change was rough
    We'll* find our lives are kinder without complications of
    The fear and need that had taken seed and crowded out the love

    I want you and I'll let you go,
    Though we** can't stay, walk on the same rope**
    If we don't try it, we'll never know
    yonderhillson August 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis just came up on shuffle and i realized how amazing this song is. no comments?! to me, this is about two people that like each other but one is afraid of committing. could be something like that? haha idk.anyone any thoughts???
    roseyroseson May 21, 2010   Link

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