Riverside (Agnes Obel)

by Homesick Suni

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Down by the river, by the boats,
where everybody goes to be alone,
where you won't see any rising sun,
down to the river we will run.

When by the water we drink to the dregs,
look at the stones on the riverbed.
I can tell from your eyes:
you've never been by the riverside.

Down by the water, the riverbed,
somebody calls you, somebody says,
swim with the current and float away,
down by the river every day.

Oh, my God, I see how everything is torn
in the river deep,
and I don't know why I go the way
down by the riverside.

When that old river runs past your eyes
to wash off the dirt on the riverside.
Go to the water so very near,
the river will be your eyes and ears.

I walk to the borders on my own
to fall in the water just like a stone,
chilled to the marrow in them bones,
why do I go here all alone.

Oh, my God, I see how everything is torn
in the river deep,
and I don't know why I go the way
down by the riverside.

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released 14 November 2013
Written by Agnes Obel.

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