By the River (single)

by Tom Campbell

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"You tell me not to drink the water, so I'll just drink this instead. It's cold and it'll burn me, but it goes right to my head. So, I'll be out and I'll be singing instead of lying alone in my bed. But, when I wake I'm not alone and I don't know what I said.

Sitting by the river, where I always used to play. I came here with my father on every rainy day. I'd pretend I was someone else; I was speaking only in cliches. But now that you're here next to me, I love this place a whole new way.

I was once in my own thoughts, like a sailor lost at sea; so many screaming heads just telling me what I should be. A man said 'let it all go and let yourself be free.' It seemed strange to be alone, with no one in my head but me.

Sitting by the river, where I always used to play. I came here with my father on every rainy day. I'd pretend I was someone else; I was speaking only in cliches. But now that you're here next to me, I love this place a whole new way.

There was something I should tell you, but I always just forget... ever since that night we lost it, and you just fell and wept. I don't know what this is. I wouldn't quite call it regret. All I know is I'm finally full, and it's the best I've ever slept.

Sitting by the river, where I always used to play. I came here with my father on every rainy day. I'd pretend I was someone else; I was speaking only in cliches. But now that you're here next to me, I love this place a whole new way."

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released August 12, 2010

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