When That Far Shore Disappears

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When The Far Shore Disappears

The river flows and brings no word
No stay for things that haunt me
I don't know who or how I wronged
Or why these crows still want me

I sleep on the side of a river wide
To wash away my tears
And I know each day is over
When that far shore disappears

Watch the clouds
The clouds they pile and crash
Gone to grey and coal black
As I paint their faces with ash

The trees do crack and testify
Like a murder of chattering crows
Whatever it is they think I've done
It's better if nobody knows

O Lord, how to get me
From here to the other side
It's cold and I'm so lonely
Nobody will comp me a ride

Dark night in the silver camp
I turn my face to the moon
If all was fine on the other side
Then why do I sing this tune?

If all was fine on the other side
Then how do I know this tune?

When it's time to cross this river wide
If my limbs just shudder and seize
Lord slip me over to that other shore
To rest in the shade of the mayhaw tree


from Quiet Industry, released June 11, 2015



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