I went down to the river
flowing out unto the sea
on my way to the ocean
let the spirit swallow me.

I got low down in the water
I let the current guide my bones
I’ve got nine kinds of trouble
I’m just trying to find my way home.

Over twenty-some years of living
and a thousand wasted days
I have loved a lot of women
Many times I’ve gone wrong ways

And I came down to the water
For a dip. To cleanse my soul.
They keep telling me that I’m just a babe
But baby, why do I feel so old?

This is the verge of a breakthrough
it’s a fine line that cannot be bent
and I felt like I river run dry
but I don’t know where all of the rainwater went

And I believed we were all dead or dying
but I see different in the blue light
there is no such thing as a dawn or a dusk
it is daylight until it is night

You’ve got to fight through the dimming
You’ve got to run into the west
You’ve go to rage against the dying of the light
Live for the moment that’s left

‘Cause there is no such thing as a dying man
We’re alive ’till the moment we’re dead
and a drowning man is just a living man
Who hasn’t run out of his last bit of breath.

I went down to the river
flowing out unto the sea
on my way to the ocean
let the spirit swallow me.

I got low down in the water
I let the current guide my bones
I’ve got nine kinds of trouble
I’m just trying to find my way home.


Lyrics submitted by wafflesocks

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