The Riverboat Song Lyrics

Ocean Colour Scene


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Damon Minchella, Oscar Lloyd Harrison, Simon Fowler, Stephen Cradock
album: Track 1 in album Moseley Shoals
release date: 1996-4-8
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Brit Pop/Indie Rock
length: 4:57
producer: Brendan Lynch and Ocean Colour Scene
writer: Damon Minchella, Simon Fowler, Oscar Harrison, Steve Cradock

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Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals cover art
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I see double up ahead
Where the riverboat swayed beneath the sun
Is where the river runs red
Like a King who stalks the wings and shoots a dove
And frees an eagle instead
It's more or less the same as the things that you said

I see trouble up the road
Like the things you found in love are by the way
And like to cheat on your soul
Like the best and worst of thoughts that lose control
Before you lie on your bed

It's more or less the same as the things that you said
Anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow
Anyway for all the things you said tell me why does the river run red
Anyway for all the things you've seen tell me when will the river run green
And anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow

It's more or less the things you fail to say in your way that's your trouble
Like a King who stalks the wings and shoots the moon and the stars
And his double
It's more or less the same as the things that you said
Anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow
Anyway for all the things you said tell me why does the river run red
Anyway for all the things you've seen tell me when will the river run green
And anyway for all the things you know tell me why does the river not flow

I see trouble up ahead
Where the river boat swayed beneath the sun
Is where the river runs red
I see double, that's my trouble


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Riverboat Song
  • 2 The Day We Caught the Train
  • 3 The Circle
  • 4 Lining Your Pockets
  • 5 Fleeting Mind
  • 6 40 Past Midnight
  • 7 One for the Road
  • 8 It’s My Shadow
  • 9 Policemen & Pirates
  • 10 The Downstream
  • 11 You’ve Got It Bad
  • 12 Get Away