"The River" as written by Niladri Kumar and Talvin Singh....
i'm going to the river
and there i'm going to swim until i sink.
i've been drowning here forever.
so, it won't make a difference to me.
don't you see what the buzz is?

look at me.
i am nothing but a need to reach you.
look at me.
i am nothing but a need to reach, to reach you.

if i don't go to the river
i'm going to crawl into a hole and fill me in.
this thing will suffocate me.
so, you see, the only difference is when.
i don't know what the trick is.

look at me.
i am nothing but a need to reach you.
look at me.
i am nothing but a need to reach, to reach you.

i've waited so long
that i can smell the rotting of my brain and
i'm shaking and i'm stammering
and tasting the sting of my fail...failure.
look at me.
i am nothing but a need to reach you.
look at me i am nothing but a need, this need.
everyday i see rage in the mirror.
it's dripping from me;
throbbing through me.
i can't be any clearer
and i can see it right there.
it's on my wall and it's frightening me.


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    General CommentThe chorus is something that anyone who's been in love yet been rejected can empathise with and the feeling of emptiness and lack of self worth that accompany this. Also anger that results from the previous and the latter, and the resignment that everything is seen with no meaning now, 'look at me, I am nothing, but a need to reach you'.
    trillson May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment The singers voice is wonderful..and these people have alot of potential were it not for the lyrics. This lady is such a f*cking winer. This song promotes coodependance and for those that are vulnerable it will give them a song to whine to..where the hell is the pride?!
    Shock_Resistoron September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDont listen to Shock Resistor, he/she is such a fuckin wanker. This song is so amazing. It sounds like someone who was rejected from someone they like plotting their suicide, idk but i think the first one is the best....
    devoursoulson November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh and when you are rejected by someone, big deal get over it. But if its someone you really like and know you cant live without that thats another story. And its not a great feeling ( Suicide even). Thats what TTV was trying to point out.
    devoursoulson November 26, 2007   Link

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