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The Riverbank by Paul Simon

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Artist: Paul Simon
Album: Stranger To Stranger (2016)

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Lyrics for The Riverbank by Paul Simon



Frightened by the tone of a 'phone in the dead of night
Then staring into darkness and praying 'til the morning light
The price already paid, a son gone to the grave
Now the sorrowful parade to the riverbank.

Must be half the county come down to the riverbank
High school is closed, same for the local police
Shall we tearfully embrace, shall we sing "amazing grace"?
Will the shallow river waters bring us peace?

Army dude, only son, nowhere to run, no one to turn to, he turns to the gun
It's a cross, it's a stone, it's a fragment of bone
It's a long walk home, a long walk home
Gonna be a long walk home from the riverbank.

Is there any reason why the black pine should not weep?
Is there a woman or a man who wouldn't understand why he could not sleep?
And the nightmares when they came, like poison to the brain
Reminded him again life is cheap.

Army dude, only son, nowhere to run, no one to turn to, he turns to the gun
It's a cross, it's a stone, it's a fragment of bone
It's a long walk home, a long walk home
Gonna be a long walk home from the riverbank.

Army dude's mama at the edge of the river
Limp as a rag, american flag in her arms
Then a triangle of light kissed the red and blue and white
Along the riverbank, past the dealerships and farms.











Lyrics submitted by Marcel on 01/17/2018 - Correct these lyrics - or - Submit your Lyrics for Paul Simon


This song is part of album 'Stranger To Stranger'

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