"The River" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
I live by the river
And I hide my house away
Then just like the river
I can change my ways
Oh, if you come to love me
You would stay forever
Inside my heart
Inside my dreams
And time will fade
In time we'll love

In the street we walk as beggars
In the alley faithless kings
Ah, but it's the truth of life
That chains us in between
Those lost moments we steal
To keep our love alive
And our prize so tired after all the pain
And time will fade
In time we'll love

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"The River" as written by Don Gilmore Benji Madden

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    General CommentBrilliant song by a brilliant songwriter
    Gforce38on May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfor me its about the perpetual love, that can change object, change´rhytm, change course...but keeps on flowing, slowly but steady...yes, universal love..
    i love you
    chapuon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think in this song he's saying hey, I'm changeable, just like everything else, I'm going to change in time, over time. You will too. So will our love, but it won't die. Underneath our facades, the faces we put on "It's the truth of life that chains us in between." We're linked because we exist. We're parts in a whole.
    Jitterbugon April 22, 2010   Link

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