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Alexander's Real Time Band: Music/Video

The River

(Alan Alexander III)
This is a jazzy, world beat piece about the virtues of surrender. Alan sings and performs all instruments (acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion, bass and drum programming). Now available (in CD or MP3 format) on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com, Groupietunes, Rhapsody, Napster or your favorite online music store.
(music and lyrics by Alan Alexander III)
(chorus)
let the river bring you home
let the river bring you home
learn to surrender
let the river bring you home

well we lead our horse to the water
while we lead our people to the slaughter
you can walk your walk in any direction
but you won’t get by without guidance and protection
there’s a sign post ahead but you won’t take heed
cause you won’t listen
or maybe you can’t read

show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo
show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo

(chours)

how long have you been living with this pain?
you got nothing to loose and everything to gain
let the water wash away your fears
cause the oldest river is the river of tears
your mother, your father, your sons and your daughters
spend a thousand lifetimes looking for the water

show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo
show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo

(chorus)

now the river runs to the ocean
and the current sets our dreams in motion
and your dreams are your thoughts,
thoughts without name
and the ocean can never, never ever be tamed
if a man cannot swim and he falls from his boat
he can fight with the water or learn how to float

show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo
show me the river
show me the river
yay ya yo yay yay ya yo yo