Walking by the river's edge
Reach my hands to cup the sky
Run down my arms a bitter blue
Trun to red and the gashes grew

The river taste me
I'm so much more than I have ever been
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Take this my arms
Take this my eyes
Take this my mouth
And God it seems to be
Completely true
Oh, oh, oh, oh...yeah

Walking by the river's edge
Reach my hands to cup the sky
While on my arms a bitter blue
Turn to red and the grew

The river taste me
I'm so much more than I have ever been
oh, oh, oh


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Blue Water Baboon Farm song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is about growth, spiritual, emotional, what have you, its about growth and dave does it so well....
    daveandjackruleon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely incredible song...that's all that needs to be said
    saralizon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim blown away by this everytime i hear it
    sean7711on October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe best thing about DMB is the songs that nobody knows about. Everyone likes Crash, Satellite, and BOWA. But songs like this and other little known songs are what make DMB worth following.
    DMB84on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits ashame how it just dropped out setlists as a full band tune so early in their career. yet again, im probably glad that it has, b/c now i wont have to worry about drunk people talking and calling people on their cell phones during such a wonderful song. it was used to draw a more experimental fan to the shows, and i heard its about dave contemplating suicide.
    sean7711on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts about heroin addiction and suicide. He's said it himself. (and no its not about DAVE's addiction, nor is it HIS idea of suicide)
    Son Gofishon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song...its the kind of music that dave matthews is all about.
    ninno12on June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. Maybe my favorite. It's hypnotic.
    MTryderon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWow, hear it for the first time and am set back! It's amazing how deep these lyrics are! The guitar is minimal and yet it's incredible. I can see how this song is about each: suicide, heroin, growth.

    There was an issue of Rolling Stone I read about Dave( the one with him in the fur hat) and he talked about how he thinks about suicide all the time, and Dave did supposedly take heroin back before he started the band, that's why there are no early pictures of him in short sleeves.
    jalapenachrison December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti got ot hear this song live July 3 @ tinely park full band and if u like the live version u should be there and see him sing this live it has to be the best dave song live so much passion and u can almost feel the pain and relate to what he is saying i love this song so moving.....
    dmbfiredancer41on January 01, 2005   Link

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