Climbing under
a barbed wire fence
by the railroad ties

climbing over
the old stone wall
I am bound for the riverside

well I go to the river
to soothe my mind
ponder over
the crazy days of my life
just sit and watch the river flow

find a place
on the riverbank
where the green rushes grow
see the wind
in the willow tree
in the branches hanging low

well I go to the river
to soothe my mind
to ponder over
the crazy days of my life
watch the river flow
ease my mind and my soul
where I go

well I will go to the river
from time to time
wander over
these crazy days in my mind
watch the river flow
where the willow branches grow
by the cool rolling waters
moving gracefully and slow

child it's lovely
let the river take it all away
the mad pace, the hurry
the troubles, the worries
just the river take them all away
flow away

Lyrics submitted by kevin

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    General CommentOne of the few songs that leaves little room for's meaning is clear as can be. I know a river that fits this song's meaning. It is the Crystal River as it runs through a little town in Western Colorado called Redstone. In this little mountain town of 92 people (according to the sign last time I was there in 1997) that sits along the river, you can walk out of the door to any cottage or business in town, and hear the cool rushing water sound. The town is an old mining town with few businesses...a hotel, a couple of restaurants, and a few small is about as peaceful a setting as you could find. And to sit at some of the picnic tables by the river, and listen to the waters rushing by, the stresses of the world are just gone.

    I loved this song the first time I heard it, and it made me think of the Crystal River in Redstone, CO...and it still makes me think of it today.
    jlbrpton June 08, 2003   Link

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