"The River" as written by Adrian Eccleston, Winston Haydain N Neale and Curtis Aaron ...
Looked out my window this morning
To the east there was a big dark cloud
This Hurricane was approaching
And it was sure to tear a house from the ground.
It would take children from their mammas
No, this terror don't discriminate
But what's worse is the sickness it would leave behind
Distrust, mass confusion, and hate.

We all look for salvation in the seconds before the rain
Why not say a little prayer on any old sunny day?

Take me as I am,
Take me to the promised land.
Never let me go,
Never leave me lonely.
Take me to the river,
Accompany me to heaven.
Every one will know that you're my one and only.

Little man why you play so hard,
Like no brother ain't never going do nothing good?
It's such a shame when you act reckless
Like no one never found love in no hood.
Lord knows there are snakes in the water
And I've always had to fight for what's mine.
But I would never tell my daughter
That being black means going and killing my own kind.

I'm all about keeping it real and death is a part of life (listen to me what I say)
But as long as we're here walking around why we singing about trying to die?

Take me as I am. Take me to the promised land.
Never let me go. Never leave me lonely.
Take me to the river. Accompany me to heaven.
Every one will know that you're my one and only.

It's gonna be alright,
Just take my hand.
We'll go together,
No need to go far.
What we've got right here,
This is heaven.

I'm all about keeping it real and death is a part of life...
But as long as we're here walking around why we singing about trying to die

Take me as I am. Take me to the promised land.
Never let me go. Never leave me lonely.
Take me to the river. Accompany me to heaven.
Every one will know that you're my one and only.

Take me as I am. Take me to the promised land.
Never let me go. Never leave me lonely.
Take me to the river. Accompany me to heaven.
Every one will know that you're my one and only.

Take me as I am. Take me to the promised land.
Never let me go. Never leave me lonely.
Take me to the river. Accompany me to heaven.
Every one will know that you're my one and only.


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