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​River Valley Plains

This song is by Catherine MacLellan and appears on the album Church Bell Blues (2006).

All the way down
This old highway I found
You asleep as I drove
My eyes wanting to close
Fell asleep to the sounds of that man
Telling us the history of this land
All the houses that were built
And the blood that was spilled.
Now there is no king to say who really owns these lands
We'll just settle them as fast as we can
We'll get a saw mill there so you can build your houses build your chairs
Does the mighty river know what we have planned?
I am woken by first light
I'll leave you sleeping there 'til check out time
Let the sun have it's day
You're a child of the night anyway
In this city these old weathered streets
They whisper things they were told not to repeat
So let's get out while we can
To the place where the river valley ends
On this river valley plain we'll cut these trees, we'll grow these grains
We'll settle it as fast as we can
One hundred fifty years we'll throw our garbage shed out tears
Into the river that once ran clear through these lands
All the way down
This old highway I found
You asleep as I drove
My eyes wanting to close