"River" as written by and Andrew Mckellar Stephen Mckellar....
On the warm banks
Of the river of light
Men and women gather
With all of their rights

You see those statues
The men are frozen well
And we're not like them, baby
We will never be still

Take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind, I don't mind
Just take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind if we never get out
Never get out

If heaven seems far away
Just let your spirit sway
Just let your spirit sway
Just let your spirit

Take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind, I don't mind
Just take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind if we never get out

Into the river of God
All this time

They froze the water to stone
They froze it to the bone
It is frozen to the divine stage
They froze the river to change

Take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind, I don't mind
Just take the little devil to the river, baby
I don't mind if we never get out
Never get out
I wanna never get out, never get out
Never get out


Lyrics submitted by CivilDissension, edited by kltsin, KidArchitect, timostend

"River" as written by Richard Wouters Andrew Mckellar

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    General CommentI read via an interview and to quote, "Steve wrote that song and a few other songs, he spent about four days at home in Nashville locked in his room and he wrote about ten songs and River was one of those "

    Trying to say I don't completely understand the lyrics as there may have been a ton of thoughts mushed together which we all do.

    The river of light is love and the others are the ones refraining from it, scared of love, the "statues".

    Then the river seems to be about infidelity as he is the other guy, the OTHER love interest waiting to be the only love interest but accepts his place
    kltsinon November 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of a baptism.
    sem3000on January 04, 2013   Link

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