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Week 77 // River Song

by Mount Everest

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This is a little song about missing people. The idea here is that you could get in the river and it would take you to somebody you feel like you need to see. But it doesn’t take you there. You tried to let the river do all the work for you. You tried to be passive about it and just go for the ride, but the river spits you out wherever it wants to. It spits you out and maybe you’re even more removed from whoever it was you were trying to get to. You have to do the work yourself. You have to admit that it’s not just that somebody is far away from you, but that you are far away from them too. It’s a simple little song, and its a continuation of my recent love affair with simple little guitar songs.

By the way, the title that I chose for this song is sort of a joke. If you happen to get the joke, that means that you are a huge nerd. But I’m okay with that, because I’m the nerd who cracked the joke.


I made my way down by the river
Far as I could go
I coulda stayed with everybody else
With everybody else I know

I was thinking on this poem
Once you sent to me
The words were rattling in my thoughts
Intent I couldn’t see
The intent I couldn’t see

I dipped my feet in the shallows
Was a pull I’d not deny
I could let the river take me now
Leaving all I was behind
Leaving all I been behind

‘Cause you been gone gone gone gone
You been gone gone gone gone
You were gone gone gone gone
You were gone gone gone gone

I washed up on a bank somewhere
And rose on shaking limb
I had an aching in my heart like everybody else
And moonlight on my skin
I had moonlight on my skin

I made my bed and I rested there
And I shivered in the cold
You were out there in in the night somewhere
You were fighting getting old
You were fighting getting old

Since I’ve been gone gone gone gone
I been gone gone gone gone
I was gone gone gone gone
I was gone gone gone gone

You’ve been gone
You were gone


released May 7, 2012


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