This River Is Wild

Album: Sam's Town (2006)
  • Leaves are fallin' down on the beautiful ground
    I heard a story from the man in red
    He said, the leaves are fallin' down
    Such a beautiful sound
    Son, I think you'd better go ahead
    But you always hold your head up high
    Cause it's a long, long, long way down
    This town was meant for passing through
    Boy, it ain't nothin' new
    Now go and show 'em that the world stayed round
    But it's a long, long, long way down

    You better run for the hills
    Before they burn
    Listen to the sound of the world
    Don't watch it turn
    I just want to show you what I know
    And catch you when the current
    Lets you go

    Or should I just get along with myself?
    I never did get along with everybody else
    I've been tryin' hard to do what's right
    But you know I could stay here
    All night
    And watch the clouds fall from the sky
    This river is wild
    This river is wild

    Run for the hills before they burn
    Listen to the sound of the world
    Don't watch it turn
    I shake a little
    Sometimes I'm nervous when I talk
    I shake a little
    Sometimes I hate the line I walk
    I just wanna to show you what I know
    Catch you when the current
    Lets you go

    Or should I just get along with myself?
    I never did get along with everybody else
    I've been trying hard to do what's right
    But you know I could stay here
    All night
    And watch the clouds fall from the sky
    Because this river is wild
    Godspeed ya, boy
    This river is wild

    Now Adam's taking bombs, and he's stuck on his mom
    Because that bitch keeps tryin' to make him pray
    He's with the hippie in the park, combing over the dark
    Just tryin' to get some of that little-girl play

    You better run for the hills before they burn
    Listen to the sound of the world
    Don't watch it turn
    I just want to show you what I know
    And catch you when the current
    Lets you go

    Or should I get along with myself?
    I never did get along with everybody else
    I've been tryin' hard to do what's right
    But you know I could stay here
    All night
    And watch the clouds fall from the sky
    This pain is hell in me tonight
    Because this river is wild
    Godspeed ya, boy
    This river is wild
    This river is wild
    Godspeed ya, boy
    This river is wild

    And cars are everywhere
    Raisin' dust at the fairground
    I don't think I ever seen so many headlights
    But there's somethin' pullin' me
    The circus and the crew
    Well, they're just passin' through
    Makin' sure the merry still goes 'round
    But it's a long, long, long way down Writer/s: Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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