goodnight to the river
goodnight to the harbor lights
goodnight to the city
goodnight will never be the same

because of you
i can sit here drinking licorice tea
and stare up at the golden moon
just picturing the way things used to be
hot sun in the middle of june

you were there in your peach silk dress
laughing at me cuz i was a mess
a tall glass of lemonade
come on let's go lay down in the shade

it really wasn't that long ago
it really wasn't that long ago

and i can sit here in my rocking chair
down by the riverside
and i can think about your golden hair
but i'l think about my foolish pride

you were there beside me
lay down your head sweet rosemary
just you and me and a distant hound
just one kiss and the sun went down

it really wasn't that long ago
it really wasn't that long ago

let the city drag me down
like she just might do
'til I'm scraping the ground
with holes in my shoes

with my head spinning round
but I ain't going down not
because of you

Lyrics submitted by belle1313

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    General CommentI've always thought that his song was like set in Charleston, SC, where the band is from. I'm from there too and it just sounds like charleston, talking about the river and the harbor lights. I absolutely love this song.
    sarahsailswhaleson July 14, 2008   Link

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