Don Henley Goodbye to a River cover

Goodbye to a River
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Released
January 27, 2015
Genre
Rock
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The rains have come early, they say
We're all gonna wash away
Well, that's all right with me
If heaven's torrent can wash clean
The arrogance that lies unseen
Verse 2
In the damage done since we have gone
Where we ought not to be
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
So long
Verse 3
Lakes and levees, dams and locks
They put that river in a box
Well, it was running wild
And men must have control
Verse 4
We live our lives in starts and fits
We lose our wonder bit by bit
We condescend and in the end
We lose our very souls
Verse 5
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
So long
Verse 6
The dirty water washes down
Poisoning the common ground
Taking sins of farm and town
And bearing them away
Verse 7
The captains of industry
And their tools on the hill
They're killing everything divine
What will I tell this child of mine
Verse 8
I make a church out of words
As the years dull my senses
And I try to hold on to the world that I knew
I struggle to cross generational fences
And the beauty that still remains¡º
Verse 9
I can touch it through you
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
So long
Verse 10
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
So long
Verse 11
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
So long
Verse 12
Goodbye to a river
Goodbye to a river
Roll on

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