Who Sang The River? NoMeansNo

NoMeansNo Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy? cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Rock
Style: Math Rock/Punk/Indie Rock
length: 6:20
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Lyrics
When I speak the words I repeat
Are lost within this roaring
And when I call your eyes turn to me
But what are they exploring ?

Hidden shapes that pass fast away
Upon the waters streaming
And what I see I just cannot say
There is no one to heed me

I could say that I am sorry
But what forgiveness lies before me ?
In the river
Those who know me know all too well

All my sins and failings
But brother dear, how could I tell ?
The course that I was sailing
In the flood, before my eyes

I see the face that I despise
In the river
It's mine, it's mine
Drifting far away

I can see you'rte not very strong
As the current sweeps you past me
Ans I can see your head going down
As helpless your cries find me

"Help me ! Save me ! Lend me a hand !
Pull me out ! Pull me out !
Save me ! Save me ! Give me your hand !
Pull me out ! Pull me out !"

I would save you, give my life
But it's already sacrificed
To the river
It's gone, it's gone

Drifitng far away
Mothers tell your children the truth
Don't hide the fate that's waiting
When you're born you start to drown

There's no help, no safety
First a gift of love is given
Then the winds rise, the sails are riven
On the river

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Land of the Living
  • 2 The River
  • 3 Machine
  • 4 Madness and Death
  • 5 Happy Bridge
  • 6 Kill Everyone Now
  • 7 I Need You
  • 8 Slowly Melting
  • 9 Lullaby
  • 10 Cats, Sex and Nazis

  • Release information
    label: Alternative Tentacles
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016691012326
    script: Latin