The Mighty River

by The Mighty River

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in my life hearts are burning look left and right targets acquired oh down by one oh easy love easy love under these eyes is you all through my tries your loving arms
from the middle i wrote the damn body letter sent to the government bent across what makes it better told by the truth to unwrap every bloody tooth we wore the maps we stole when we were youths we went under the wire, visit the fat pig (x3) we went under the wire priceless, priceless we go back for years sightless, sightless love and blindness, fear and trust from the middle, down into our backyard wrote the strategy on a piece of black tar we are poseidon, the world it is our ocean tear you up with loyalty and motion we wore the colours of the revolution (x3) we wore the colours
i didn't know where the future take me i didn't know i didn't know where the future take me i didn't know would i do differently oh so differently way back then with everything i know now are the blueprints of life so trustworthy? oh no we project--and here we go again, here we go again-- our future onto our past our lives into those that don't last you wouldn't do differently time is a game that can't be replayed oh joy in the passing of moments oh joy in the passing of moments you step up and roar you step up and roar
out on the ocean there's no one i can count on but you (x2) eyes in the water selling me my last name everyone's selling me something but you (x3) but you understand what it takes to be a man but you understand what it takes to be a man
like a drunk at last call like the moment before you fall this light is lingering in me like the words never said or the memory of the dead this light is lingering in you i'm a poet in the rain or i'm a teenage midnight train i'm the remnant that survived or i'm a bee in it's hive deep in our dust this light lingers, this light lingers on. like the last chance that i get or the last one after that this light is lingering in you like the hands reaching out or the sleepless eyes of doubt this light is lingering in me i'm the memory of war or i'm forgotten buried ore i'm that stain that won't wash or i'm those love letters you never lost deep in our dust we're chasing the birth and the dying in us deep in our dust this light lingers, this light lingers on like the scar after the scalpel sings like the wound that revolution brings like the sea that hides beneath the ice like when you and i both tried
IHOP wants me to join their revolution Subway wants me to join their revolution maybe i should revolutionize their revolution cause there's just too many revolutions to choose from American Apparel wants me to join their revolution Barack wants me to join his revolution he's wondering when i can constitutionalize his revolution but there's just too many constitutions to choose from you want me to join your revolution, i want you to join mine i'm the fed-ex man with a plan in a can just sign on the dotted line signature so sure, no blurs, no swerving curving your confidence, no dents in your ethics hipsters want me to join their revolution BUT WAIT! anti-hipsters want me to join their revolution i can't map the changes happening in our evolution i need an anti-anti-anti-revolution signifier/signified, in between they say it lies brute force, cute course, drama of a discourse where words go to die Florida in the sky tiki drinks by the pool keep the revolution cool i've got choice when it comes to spending TIME saving the world i've got choice when it comes to mending TIME saving my world
one day my riches they came and went i never knew them they haven't called back yet i would have waved goodbye with a smile in my eyes time is a name i give to the world the world is a name i give to my suffering suffering is the name that i give i give to the joy i was born into and i remain in the sound of the rain we go out walking we go out arm in arm under the pale moon under those wheeling stars oh the lights are fine for just you and i
in this world you got to keep your head down they'll tear you apart they will bring their hammers down fast as a burn they will find us lonely ones so we got to turn our flood on them i know they say we come in alone as the day that we go out but they know less than nothing i need a friend to ease this doubt tie your boat up next to mine we've found our floating souls no one can tell us we're sinking stones it's so dark out here at night that we're like a mirror to those satellites so we go out looking for that age-old freedom and we got to shout fill 'em with that old-age syrum right or wrong we will set that fire inside singing a song fill 'em with that age-old light
the mississippi river was rolling like a stone into the sea the boys were playing bluegrass and the wind was singing just like a choir howls to be free oh the hope was so clear, it was clear as a window washed daily by the rain i could touch it with the pads of my fingers i could touch it just like your heart heals my pain old paul says it takes heart and bones, heart and bones to make it through like the train moves through the mountain through the mountain with its metal and its fuel well that's like my heart this body it ain't mine to keep well that's like my heart and you say, baby that's a start we're all stones rolling down here to the sea the radio was playing the sound of ice skates moving in the dark we were smoking pipes and beating drums oh we were holding life like a smoking gun the fire in the bowl was leading like the spirit leads a pilgrim to her home she said, home is the place you never know till the knowledge of the home you left is gone teresa says it's a waiting game, it's waiting game to make it through there's a wilderness in every one of us for every one of us now honey, that's the truth


The Mighty River is a two-man band, featuring guitar and cello. From classic folk melodies to looped electronic diddly bits, this duo blends genres, producing full, inventive sounds.
It’s a layer cake of brotherly sound.


released September 18, 2012

Joel Mason - Guitar, vocals
Joel Gorrie - Cello, vocals

Zachari Smith- engineering, mixing, mastering, and over-sized eardrums

Recorded at Lake Studios -


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The Mighty River Montreal, Québec

$Ambient Affect, Dirty Musical Textures, Improvised Composition$

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