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Artist/Band: David Byrne
Lyrics for Song: River
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - David Byrne



I'm standing on the stage

I'm working in a restaurant

I make a decent wage

And I will sing into the microphone



The river rise up

And flows above the interstate

Beyond the schools and shops how far

There's no way to communicate



And the water's moving on

Beyond the lies and hypocrites

I'm thinking of a song

I need you to remember it



The forest is alive

It asks us to participate

We lifted up our eyes



To promise and reciprocate



We fell down on our knees

For every human being



One sad day, I will fly away

And one sad day, I will tip toe away



But a change is gonna come

Like Sam Cooke sang in '63

The river sings a song to me

On every St. Cecilia's day



So when I was reborn

I went back to the restaurant

The river's moving on from here

To sing it's crazy symphony

And I'll go home

Where you are right in front of me


Album Lyrics: Other Songs - David Byrne


David Byrne
"Other Songs - David Byrne"


1. A Self Made Man
2. Astronaut
3. Big Blue Plymouth
4. Big Business
5. Carnival Eyes
6. Come With Us
7. Dirty Old Town (Mapeye)
8. Don't Fence Me In
9. Don't Want to be Part of Your World (Samba)
10. Dreamworld - Marco De Canaveses
11. Eggs in a Briar Patch
12. Everything That Happens
13. Fall With Me
14. Finite = Alright
15. Glad
16. Glass, Concrete And Pain
17. Good & Evil
18. His Wife Refused
19. Home
20. I Feel My Stuff
21. I Know Sometimes a Man is Wrong
22. I've Tried [Things to Do] [Knee Play 9]
23. In The Future [Knee Play 12]
24. Independence Day
25. Lazy (X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne)
26. Lie to Me
27. Life Is Long
28. Lighthouse
29. Like Humans Do (Radio Version)
30. Loco De Amor
31. Make Believe Mambo
32. My Big Hands
33. My Fair Lady
34. Office Cowboy
35. One Fine Day
36. Poison
37. Poor Boy
38. Princess
39. Ready for This World
40. River
41. The Call of The Wild
42. The Dream Police
43. The Great Western Road
44. The Heart's A Lonely Hunter
45. The People Tree
46. The Rose Tattoo
47. The Sound of Business [Knee Play 3]
48. Tree (Today is an Important Occasion) [Knee Play 1]
49. Two Soldiers
50. Un Di Felice, Eterea
51. Under Heavy Manners
52. Unknown
53. Wanted for Life
54. Waters Of March
55. Where The Sun Never Goes Down. [Knee Play 5]
56. Women vs. Men (Bolero)
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