The River Lyrics - Missy Higgins

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She ran until her face was numb with cold and
wore a cotton gown that blazed the night untold.
She ran until her feet refused to hold
so heavy a heart for someone merely ten years old.
And when she reached the river her knees began to shiver,
her head with pounding voices from home.
Behind her was a vision, a painful apparition
of a darker world that no-one should know.

Somebody's bed will never be warm again,
the river will keep this friend.
Yeah somebody's bed will never be warm again,
no never again.

She dived beneath the water's icy skin,
hoping the cold would kill the smell of angry gin,
and her eyes grew wider than they'd ever been
just wishing the numbness to cut deeper with its pins.
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And as her body lay there she decided to stay there
till darkness came to pull her away.
And beautifully she sank as up river was the bank
where some bodiless troubles would stay.

Somebody's bed will never be warm again,
the river will keep this friend.
somebody's bed will never be warm again,
no never again.

Somebody's bed will never be warm again,
the river will keep this friend.
somebody's bed will never be warm again,
no never again.






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oh wow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/6/13

Omg I love this song. I heard it and liked the music. But then I looked up the lyrics and the meaning... I was crying. So sad. I think this girl could be katie from her other song. I thinks this song is about a girl being sexually abused. It says somebodys bed will never be warm again... and a darker world that no one should know. Or it could be child abuse. Thats what other people commented anyway. So idk.

This song is sad. I lovee it | Reviewer: Alex | 3/6/09

To me, this song is about child abuse.
The first line tells of her running away, shes just running to the river hoping that the cold icy water will wash the smell of her drunken father away. She's only 10 years old. I love this song, its so sad, i cry everytime i hear it.' Thanks for your amazing music Missy.

Cool | Reviewer: Lauren | 2/3/07

this is a really :'( sad song but i think its cool! me and my friends are using it for a peice of drama and sometimes i cry! :(

is this a true story? please answer if you know!



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