"Proud Mary" as written by Andreas Jonas Sammy Romdhane and Savan Harish Kotecha....
Why' know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there's just one thing
You see we never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough
So we're gonna take the beginning of this song
And do it easy
Then we're gonna do the finish rough
This is the way we do "proud Mary"

And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the river
Listen to the story

I left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling,rolling
Rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen

Big wheel keep on turning
The proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling ,rolling
Rolling on the river
Said we're rolling, rolling ,rolling(rolling)
Rolling on the river (rolling on the river)

I left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying 'bout the way things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis
Pumped a lot of tane down in New Orleans
But I never saw the good side of the city
'Till I hitched a ride on a riverboat queen

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling ,rolling
Rolling on the river
Said we're rolling, rolling ,rolling
Rolling on the river

If you come down to the river
I bet you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry if you got no money
People on the river are happy to give

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
Rolling, said rolling
Rolling on the river
Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river
Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river
Rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river


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"Proud Mary" as written by John C. Fogerty

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    General CommentI think it is about people who change their life immediately, because they just fed up with their stressful and slavish lifestyle. It doesn't matter if the "man" is a lover or your boss, you have to leave it if it has bad effect on you.
    They change everything and jump on Proud Mary's boat what is actually burning. Despite that they don't care at that point of their life, because they have to step into some risky situations to get out from this boring and bad period. And since the boat is keep on burning, they really need to be brave and left everything behind from this negative environment.
    The river is their lifeline and on this river they "don't have to worry", because a lots of nicer people waiting for them in the future.
    The song starts slow and then it is getting crazier and more rough. I think, this is the process how we start to hesitate about things and after that we just do it strong and confident. I love this song, it can help a lot in different situations in my life. So what we have to do is to "rolling and rolling" on this river.....
    Tripikeon April 30, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSounds like sexual intercourse. But not really.
    beckdaveson December 24, 2015   Link

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