Smells on the air
See there it's crushing the final impression
The stains on the paper
Where words fell like water
Unearth all the changes that never did matter
I think it's beginning to freeze here

Caught in the rage and the fire of things
All the brightness that burns me
I'm fumbling through like a child in the dark
When the nakedness comes
I am shocked by the colour the glorious weight of your skin
Comes alive
And I never thought we'd make it back so soon
Might be nice
But I knew you'd be your own destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I'd make it up to you

Here please forgive me
Could we escape all the bitterness piled upon bitterness
Held in the face of the things that I don't understand
Intellectualize over and over
This helplessness suits us
Funny how quiet has slipped to our corners
Worn all our edges away
You are watching breathing and baiting
Wanting and warming and cautiously waiting
For some simple signal to creep cross your conscience
Uncover redemption and oh did I mention
I carried you down to the St. Lawrence River
The banks running dirty the water's beginning to freeze here
Solid by morning
And I'll freeze here
Winter by morning

Comes a lie
And I never thought you'd get me back so soon
Might be nice
But it's only if my own destroyer
Comes alive
And I always knew I'd make it up to you

I saw on your face such a curious grin
As I let go your hand
I was desperate to hold you again
But you're sinking so deep in the water
Outsmarted myself and so easily gave up what I wanted
Solid by morning
What I wanted
Winter by morning

Comes alive
And I never thought you'd make it up so soon
Night be nice
But I always knew you're my destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I'd make it up to you

Solid by morning
And I'll freeze here
Winter by morning

Lyrics submitted by Phoebe101

St. Lawrence River Lyrics as written by David Usher

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    General Commentbeautiful song. to me, it's about someone who has died and is being carried to the st. lawrence river... the place where the deceased wanted to be the most. the narrator and the deceased person, while alive, had problems which were never mended... but the song depicts the deceased's utmost wish: to return to this place... and this is the narrator's way of making amends... and he/she will stay with the body, even if it means freezing.... such a moving song.
    yakasushiion January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAfter the last solid by morning comes

    "what I wanted
    winter by morning" and then the end.

    I love this song, his voice and the lyrics are a brilliant combination to die for. It's such a shame he'd not better known.

    "i saw on your face such a curious grin as i let go your
    hand i was
    desperate to hold you again"
    trafalgaron March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI will always remember this song because a family friend passed on and my sister loved David Usher during his little songs era. This song makes me think of our friend every time I hear it. I will always remember you, you were such a kind soul... always thought about my stay and how you could accomodate me. Thanks for setting up the nintendo for me ! Love
    claudicakeon July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdavid usher will kick your ass
    bosco9on May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. Just look at these lyrics! They're absolutely beautiful.
    TickTockinglyon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song... the first i learnt on my guitar
    the get up kidon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSuch a nice song...if you like this one, listen to Mandolin by Moist (same singer)..kind of similar song with what its about.

    I agree with your comments...he brings her to the river..even though time has passed, the banks are dirty, and its now winter (an unlikely time for people to be at a lake or a trip ideally) as though their unmended issues have frozen and no longer matter, as they are now together
    and he makes it up to her in the end...
    acesa11on September 18, 2008   Link

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