"Fourteen Rivers, Fourteen Floods" as written by and Beck Hansen....
Fourteen rivers, fourteen floods
Bend your body to the heavens above
Don't get drunk, don't get dry
Just bring your money next Saturday night

Forty miles on a cattle trail
With a half-dead mule and nothing on my mind
All my life I've been talking fast
Taking all the things that I should have let pass

Throw my hat on a coffin nail
Put another brick in the fire place
Well I don't know about you or me
But someone got loose back in town

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"Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentWhat a great song. Simple, true, and very beck
    Kilgoretrout727on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe riff is the same as in Fred McDowell's 'You Gotta Move' (notably covered by the Rolling Stones), which in turn is based on 'Sittin' on Top of the World.' The connection (to both songs) is especially hearable in Sam Collins' rendition of 'I'm Still Sitting On Top The World.'

    The lyrics are a perfect distillation of some of the Blues' most prominent themes (death, God, being poor, working hard).
    terrycraigon March 11, 2015   Link

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