The River Lyrics

Lyfe Jennings


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jennings
album: Track 17 in album The Phoenix
release date: 2006-8-15
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length: 3:13

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I was born by the river
That my momma cried when my daddy died
Maybe that was the reason I didn't get the attention
That I was needing to touch 'cause
I reminded her of him too much
Couldn't understand what she felt so I hated her, yeah
Til I was old enough to hate myself
And I felt like a slave down in South Carolina
Cursing the vagina that gave life to me
I couldn't see what I had the potential to be
Til I got down on my knees and begged God
To please take control of my life today

[Chorus]
Cause there's no way
There's no way,no way,no way
I can do it on my own
And no matter how my friends try to console
They can never never know
What I go through
So I turn my heart over completely
To you,yes Lord, I do

I was born in a hurry
Cause my momma had to be back to work at 8:30
Maybe that was the reason there was always this feeling
That she was rushing herself
She didn't even have the time to spend loving herself
Let alone,someone else
So I hated her,yea
Cause I loved her,yea
And I cried,yea
Like the Klu Klux Klan at the Million Man March
Partially broke my spirit,partially broke my heart
I couldn't start to be what I had the potential to be
Til I got down on my knees and begged God to please
Take control of my life today

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Intro
  • 2 [interlude]
  • 3 Slow Down (feat. Young Buck & Doc Black)
  • 4 [interlude]
  • 5 Goodbye
  • 6 [interlude]
  • 7 Let's Stay Together
  • 8 [interlude]
  • 9 Biggie Nigga
  • 10 [interlude]
  • 11 Ghetto Superman
  • 12 [interlude]
  • 13 S.E.X. (feat. Lala Brown)
  • 14 [interlude]
  • 15 Down Here, Up There
  • 16 [interlude]
  • 17 The River
  • 18 [interlude]
  • 19 Still Here (feat. Three 6 Mafia & Project Pat)
  • 20 [interlude]
  • 21 More Than a Girl
  • 22 [interlude]
  • 23 Stingy
  • 24 [interlude]
  • 25 Radio
  • 26 [interlude]
  • 27 Keep Ya Head Up
  • 28 I'll Always Love You