Who Sang River? Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul Stories cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:38
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Lyrics
While Hollywood sleeps,
A young man is dying
On the concrete of a sidewalk downtown.
As his brother weeps,
The sirens come calling
And the medics feed him lines on the ground.

Run, river, run

The director speaks,
The cameras are rolling.
A boy steps between the backdrop and the lights.
And he's stealing the scene,
With the crew as his witness.
The whole industry will judge him come academy night

Now the tabloids will say what they want to,
And the cameras will re-enact his fall.
His legacy speaks, but no one can hear it,
Cause his death has made critics of us all.
His legacy speaks

In the canister rooms,
In the archives of great studio halls.
And there it will keep like a secret that's whispered between lovers
And those who never knew him at all.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 All Things Being the Same
  • 2 3,000 Miles
  • 3 Here She Is
  • 4 Autobiography of a Pistol
  • 5 River
  • 6 Last at the Table
  • 7 Last Call
  • 8 Who Killed John Lennon
  • 9 King of 7th Avenue
  • 10 Looking for My Friends
  • 11 Don't Breathe
  • 12 [unknown]

  • Release information
    label: Black Wolf Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 755532728525
    script: Latin