I see double up ahead
Where the riverboat swayed beneath the sun
Is where the river runs red
Like a King who stalks the wings and shoots a dove
And frees an eagle instead
It's more or less the same as the things that you said

I see trouble up the road
Like the things you found in love are by the way
And like to cheat on your soul
Like the best and worst of thoughts that lose control
Before you lie on your bed

It's more or less the same as the things that you said
Anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow
Anyway for all the things you said tell me why does the river run red
Anyway for all the things you've seen tell me when will the river run green
And anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow

It's more or less the things you fail to say in your way that's your trouble
Like a King who stalks the wings and shoots the moon and the stars
And his double
It's more or less the same as the things that you said
Anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow
Anyway for all the things you said tell me why does the river run red
Anyway for all the things you've seen tell me when will the river run green
And anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow

I see trouble up ahead
Where the river boat swayed beneath the sun
Is where the river runs red
I see double, that's my trouble


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The Riverboat Song Lyrics as written by Oscar Lloyd Harrison Damon Minchella

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    It could mean: I see two riverboats ( parts of yourself )...is where the river runs red (you’re just hurting yourself if you keep on separate these parts of yourself). “Anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow Anyway for all the things you said tell me why does the river run red Anyway for all the things you've seen tell me when will the river run green” You should understand/tell me why does the river not flow/runs red before you can make that river run green. If you don’t try to cope the reason why you’re doing this to yourself (I see double) you’ll found out to be what you promised yourself you’ll never be (that’s my trouble). It reminds me of J.S.Mill “..Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."

    birba.mozzon February 13, 2008   Link
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    This song became famous when used as the theme song for Chris evan's TFI Friday. Its a superb song but i always feel a bit sick when i hear it as i remember this was their opening song when i saw them live at a festival, i got so badly crushed by all the crazy fans that i was in tears. It was great fun though!!!

    sOCS479on October 30, 2004   Link
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    Why is no one posting about this song?!! Its AMAZING!! havent got a clue wot it means tho, only bad thing is most people associate with chris evans now! GIIINNNNNGGGEEEERRRR!!!!

    scouselukeon August 17, 2005   Link
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    I'm with scouseluke, awesome band and a great riff.

    AndyDunnon October 05, 2005   Link
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    I reckon this band singer thinks he's Lennon, fair bit of similarity in voice and singing styles. Pretty cool band.

    Lennon_Legendon July 04, 2006   Link

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