River

Album: Coming Home (2015)
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  • Been traveling these wide roads for so long
    My heart's been far from you
    Ten-thousand miles gone

    Oh, I wanna come near and give ya
    Every part of me
    But there's blood on my hands
    And my lips are unclean

    In my darkness I remember
    Momma's words reoccur to me
    "Surrender to the good Lord
    And he'll wipe your slate clean"

    Take me to your river
    I wanna go
    Oh, go
    Take me to your river
    I wanna know

    Dip me in your smooth waters, I go in
    As a man with many crimes
    Come up for air
    As my sins flow down the Jordan

    Oh, I wanna come near and give ya
    Every part of me
    But there's blood on my hands
    And my lips are unclean

    Take me to your river
    I wanna go
    Oh, go
    Take me to your river
    I wanna know

    I wanna go, wanna go, wanna go
    I wanna know, wanna know, wanna know
    Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go
    Wanna know, wanna know, wanna know
    Wanna go, wanna go, wanna go (yeah)
    Wanna know, wanna know, wanna know

    Hoo, ohh, take me to your river
    I wanna go
    Lord, please let me know
    Take me to your river
    I wanna know Writer/s: Austin Jenkins, Chris Vivion, Joshua Block, Todd Michael Bridges
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Xander from Foley, AlabamaI recognize this song is about Leon's faith, but as a non-religuous person I see it more as a song about washing away your mistakes. To me, the song is about accepting your past and brushing past your regrets. The river in the song represents a way to wash away your mistakes. The river will carry away your past and erode it as well. The river is a sign of hope for people who are seeking redemption from their actions. A way of finding love and acceptance for yourself. A beacon of hope for the lost. The song reflects this as well. The line "Take me to your river, I wanna go" takes the place of the chorus. A repeated and continuous reminder that acceptance is possible if you listen for it.
    This song is musically and lyrically beautiful. The comforting and warm feeling of the sounds Leon produces is a one in a kind experience. If this is the kind of music that prevails in his career, Leon can expect a life-long listener.
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