"Caught By The River" as written by Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams and Jez Williams....
Son
What have you done?
You're caught by the river
You're coming undone

Life
You know it can't be so easy
But you can't just leave it
Cause you're not in control no more

And you give it all away
Would you give it all away now?
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Son
What are you doing?
You learned a hard lesson
When you stood by the water

You and I
Were so full of love and hope
Would you give it all up now?
Would you give in just to spite them all?

Cause you give it all away
And you give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Cause you give it all away
And you give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Lay
I lay in the long grass
So many people
So many people pass

Stay
Stay here and lie on back
Get down in the cornfields
Stay till we're caught at last

Give it all away
Give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

And you give it all away
Would you give it all away now?
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Would you give it all away?
Would you give it all away?
Would you give it all away?

Give it all away
Give it all away
Give it all away
Give it all away


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"Caught by the River" as written by Jez Williams Andy Williams

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    General CommentI think you make a very good point. It's defenitely supposed to be a message of encouragement to someone, obviously troubled. Possibly depressed and comtemplating suicide. "Stay, stay here and lie on back. Get down in the cornfields. Stay till we're caught at last" Suggests to me they are trying to show this person that there are parts of life worth appreciating.
    Oni13on March 05, 2003   Link

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