On the River

from by Steven Chambre

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What will we do today
As the others pale away
on a boat within the float
there's a joke beneath the bay

The builder builds away
To ease another day
When life's light ropes
string a dope, a dope can't run away

What was that they tell us
Whatever takes us higher
Whichever way the wind blows
It doesn't really matter
For all the world's not gold

The children by the river
bring us food and bring us laughter
tomorrow they forget us
they don't remember after

We keep our eyes so clear
so cold and insincere
bring our love
into the river
deeper and deeper

The water comes and folds us
Keeps us sharp and light
Keeps our fears in silence
and anger in the night
but oh

The fog is grey

--Vocal Interlude--

And so the bay draws near
My friend I hold you dear
Raise the sails to fortune's flail
and calm beneath the wind

And so we shall be right
Again and again
In the port, we raise our mugs
to the sound of missing friends

The last thing we shall see
The river's calm and breeze
like life beneath a coma
and death between your knees
We sail again
and again
and again


from Border Route EP, released September 17, 2013
Steven Chambre- Vocals, Guitars, and Organ

Sam Clark-Mchale- Main Organ



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Chicago based singer-songwriter.

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