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The River

from elephant by Matthew the Oxx

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'The River', video directed by Clementine Oldfield... youtu.be/pepRRVKG5lw


Holding the knife you don't care who's alive
You're a family father with ties to the right
And you cut through the air, you don't care if they care
It's another grey morning
Grey faces awake and await some holy day
In line, it's a desperate rescue online

She's laughing at you she's all naked and blue
She's a travelling model on route to a pew
And her lord is a lens who's controlled by the cents
It's a wonder your coitus can even commence
His arise, close your eyes
Cum soon, there's no use in contending the moon

Folded your arms are the voice of the calm
That your youth buried deep in his effort to keep
Something pure and alive, something beyond a lie
But you body speaks languages you've never taken
The time to unwind
Now you're older and the muscles are struggling to hold her

So it's here and it's there and your mind is aware
You've got to keep travelling, there's no time to spare
With a wolf on your tail there's no choice but the trail
Deeper into the mountains and further away
From the suits and the boots
Your smile is just a desperate cry in the wild

A soldier will tell you the entrance to hell
Is a word in the ear of a murderous fear
And he'll scream and he'll moan and he'll choke and he'll groan
While the world falls apart to the tune in our hearts
And it's you and it's me
Can't you see? We are just who we wanted to be


from elephant, released December 31, 2013


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