Black River

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lyrics

Lay me down in the black river.
I will sink just like a stone,
For the fire that consumes me
It has burned me to the bone.

Roaring golden all around me
There’s a burning on the banks.
To the water down below me
Dark and easy is my thanks.

I ran, ran, ran, now I rest my head
Way down here on the riverbed.
You can run, run, run, far away from me
But I’ll come back to you someday.

When I come to find you, darling,
I will wear wet weeds and stones.
And the mud that rides upon me
Hides the gleaming of my bones.

With a thousand sunken angels
From the water I will rise
With my teeth and hair in tangles
And the moonlight for my eyes.

I ran, ran, ran, now I rest my head
Way down here on the riverbed.
You can run, run, run, far away from me
But I’ll come back to you someday.

Lay me down in the black river.
I will sink just like a stone,
For the fire that consumes me
It has burned me to the bone.

When I find you I will take you
In the cradle of my bones.
We will go to the black river
To the place that is my home.

All songs written by Lizzy Ross © ℗ 2011 Merdog Records (ASCAP).

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from Read Me Out Loud, track released September 30, 2011

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Lizzy Ross Band Carrboro, North Carolina

Chapel Hill’s Lizzy Ross Band makes exuberant indie-rock-soul. They deliver rhythmic and periodically rootsy pop from a singer-songwriter perspective, presented with that rare blend of veteran confidence and rookie abandon.

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