I have seen what man can do
When the evil lives inside of you
Many are the weak
And the strong are few
But with the water
We'll start anew

Well, won't you take me down to the levy
Take me down to the stream
Take my down to the water
We're gonna wash our souls clean
Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we'll all go together
We're gonna do it for the good Lord's sake

I have fallen so many times
For the devil's sweet, cunning rhymes
This old world
Has brought me pain
But there's hope
For me again

Well, won't you take me down to the levy
Take me down to the stream
Take my down to the water
We're gonna wash our souls clean
Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we'll all go together
We're gonna do it for the good Lord's sake

Tried my hand at the bible
Tried my hand at prayer
But now nothing but the water is gonna bring my soul to bare
But now nothing but the water is gonna bring my soul to bare



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    General Comment:I believe this is the song for a new (or maybe not so new) TV series. I love the sound of it. Reminds me of some of the music from the Foggy Bottom Boys CD. The Bible and prayer are not apparently enough, so the singer wants to go to the river for a good ol' fashioned baptism. S/he has sinned and feels the need to cleanse her soul. Like the lyrics, but especially love the music (for lack of a better word). Man, I suck at interpretations...
    NooContacton August 26, 2012   Link

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