River

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
Every choice I make becomes the choice I should
The road I didn't take disappears without a trace
Every comfort I forsake draws a line into my face  
Every moment we leave everything that we have ever known
Quiet highways and empty skies it's a journey that we're taking all alone
What we remember is the weight we carry on our backs
What we remember are the lessons that keep us on the beaten track  

In the river that will run
Til my days and nights are done
You'll keep washing away  

I'm on my way to the clearing at the end of the path
Don't know if it's near or far but I know that I'll not be coming back
It gets so hard to see the sunlight through the trees
Be it dawn or noon or dusk I've got miles to go before I sleep  

In the river that will run
Til my days and nights are done
You'll keep washing away  

We went down to the river to set your body free
My mother and my sisters and Steve, Kate, Zoe, and me
Took a path through the woods to the banks of the Missisquoi
Birds and trees the elegies as we're learning not to wonder why  

In the river that will run
Til my days and nights are done
You'll keep washing away
You'll keep washing away  

RIVER
Words & Music by James Hearne
© 2013 Songs de Guerre Music (ASCAP)

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