"Drops in the River" as written by and Robin Pecknold....
Crown of leaves, high in the window on a cold morning
Young today, old as a railroad tomorrow
Days are just drops in the river to be lost always
Only you, only you, you know

Years ago, birds of a feather would arrive nightly
Gone you know, held to another like clutched ivy
On the shore, speak to the ocean and receive silence
Only you, only you, you know

You hesitate so my memory fade, I'll hold to the first one
I wouldn't turn to another you say, on the long night we've made
Let it go

Only you, only you, you know
Only you, only you, you know

You hesitate so my memory fade, I'll hold to the first one
I wouldn't turn to another you say, on the long night we've made
Let it go

Speak to me slow my dear
No ghost of course in here
Pleased to be lonesome quiet and clear
All is alone in here


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    General CommentNot sure all these lyrics are correct but this seems to be about a brief (sexual) encounter and likening that to how everything (including our lives) are miniscule and brief in the grand scheme of things, ie drops in the river/ a brief encounter. Love this band!
    Davel62on July 17, 2008   Link

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