Song Name: Down To the river

Songwriter: Peter Danzig

Copyright: 2010

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Lyrics:

Down to the River


I went down to the river, and on the shore,
I vowed to study war no more,
I'll live in peace with my fellow man
Oh brothers sisters come and lend a hand
Beat my sword into a plowshare
And I'll work the soil of peace with care
Gonna keep on marching not for war,
But for the causes that are worth my dying for.

And every dream has a chance to be
The seeds that grow a reality
And so I hope that someday we'll meet,
Down by the river.

You may think that I'm a fool
Or maybe you're a dreamer too,
Or you may be too weak to stand
And help us heal the scars upon the land.
Where does the blood go from all we've done?
We've killed the soil and choked the sun.
But the river's promised sacred stream
Can never fail to wash what's sullied clean.

And every dream has a chance to be
The seeds that grow a reality
And so I hope that someday we'll meet,
Down by the river.

This river runs, wild and free
From the mountain tops down to the sea,
And I think it winds through every soul
Connects the world we live in pole to pole.
And I have a dream that at the shore
We'll pledge to study war no more
We'll live in peace with our fellow man
Oh sisters brothers come and lend a hand.

And every dream has a chance to be
The seeds that grow a reality
And so I believe that someday we'll meet,
Down by the river.