"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 CommentI agree with fungado about the meaning. I love the guitar in this song. The guitar part after the first stanza sounds so much like "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin to me, and it gets repeated throughout the song. The guitar bit at the end is also great. Fantastic song.
    NirvanaStrokesluvon November 13, 2011   Link

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