"Waiting on the River to Rise" as written by and Naseem Shukri Khuri....
Awake well past midnight
to the burden of bills
and the screaming quiet
We swam along just fine
and then she broke her back
and the bank broke mine
Now I’m at the kitchen table putting numbers on a paper and dodging the mirror on the wall.
And I swear I tried ‘til the sun gave light I need just a little push is all

And I build my boat so tall so wide but I’m still waiting on the river to rise

I was born by the book
I keep my carpet clean
And my money earned
Why is the TV man always smiling at me?
I wonder who he burned
Now how come everybody for the common man never looks quite like me?
Well they’re running on the sun with their shoes undone yet they never seem to burn their feet

And I build my boat so tall so wide but I’m still waiting on the river to rise

Scratch, tickets on my shelf
Stains on my knees
Penny’s in my well
I got faith in faith
Because the other choice
Is no choice at all

Now there’s a man in the sky that I’ve done right by
but ain’t done right bye me
never had to ask forgiveness for the things I’ve done
But you just wait and see

I will build my boat so tall so wide and I won’t be waiting on the river to rise
No I wont be waiting on the river to rise
No I wont be waiting on the river to rise


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