"Oh Mississippi" as written by Ed Harcourt and Lissie,....
Oh mighty river
The Mississippi
Turbulent waters
Lull me to sleep

Please take my hand
I will go gently
Your arms around me
You'll be my man

The leaves are changin'
I cross this road
To make my last walk
In that warm sunshine

Oh mighty river
Oh Mississippi
Oh all the troubles your banks have seen

Carry these stories from north to south
But round these parts you're westward bound

The factories closin'
Kids have grown so fast
Lift up their woe please
As you flow past

Oh witness river
You have seen it all
Now do your waters
Have room for one more

Oh endless river
As you transcend
Please take me with you
Far from this land


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"Oh Mississippi" as written by Ed Harcourt Elisabeth Maurus

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    General CommentSeems like it's about committing suicide, the narrator plans to drown herself in the Mississippi River;

    "Lull me to sleep"
    -
    "I cross this road
    To make my last walk"
    -
    "Now do your waters
    Have room for one more"
    -
    "Please take me with you
    Far from this land"

    But it seems more like she simply wants to become one with the river rather than actually kill herself.
    KamikazeHearton January 09, 2011   Link

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