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Dry River

This song is by James McMurtry and appears on the album Saint Mary Of The Woods (2002).

McMurtry-Alvin

I was born by a river that was paved with cement
I was born by a river that was paved with cement
Still I'd stand out in that river and dream that I was soaking wet.

Someday it's gonna rain
Someday it's gonna pour
Someday that old dry riverwon't be dry anymore.

I played in the orange groves 'til they bulldozed the trees
I played in the orange groves 'til they bulldozed the trees
Still I'd stand out in those dead stumps and smell the blossoms on the leaves.

Some day it's gonna rain
Someday it's gonna pour
Someday those old dead trees won't be dead anymore.

I fell in love with a woman but she did not love me
I fell in love with a woman but she did not love me
Now I'm as dry as that old river and just as dead as those old trees.

Someday it's gonna rain
Someday it's gonna pour
Someday this old heart of mine's gonna fall in love once more.

Someday it's gonna rain
Someday it's gonna pour
Someday that old dry river won't be dry anymore.

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