when i speak the words i repeat are lost within this roaring and when i call your eyes turn on me but what are they exploring ? hidden shapes that pass fast away upon the waters streaming and what i see i just cannot say there is no one to heed me i could say that i am sorry but what forgiveness lies before me ? in the river you who know me know all too well all my sins and failings but brother dear, how could i tell ? the course that i was sailing in the flood, before my eyes i see the face that i despise in the river it's mine, it's mine drifting far away i can see you're not very strong as the current sweeps you by me and i can see your head going down as helpless your cries find me "help me! save me! lend me a hand! pull me out! pull me out! save me! save me! give me your hand! pull me out! pull me out!" i would save you, give my life but it's already sacrificed to the river it's gone, it's gone drifting far away mothers tell your children the truth don't hide the fate that's waiting when you're born you start to drown there is no help, no safety first a gift of love is given then the winds rise, the sails are riven in the river

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    General Commentjust listened to this song, quite solid. the song is self-explanatory, but at the same time they do an excellent job with the river metaphor
    River Wolfon March 31, 2008   Link

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