Reply To: Emancipation – 1996


    Title: The Holy River
    Source: Genius
    Lyrics below


    Let’s go down to the holy river
    If we drown then we’ll be delivered

    [Chorus 1]
    You can still see the picture upon the wall
    One eye staring at nothing at all
    The other one trying to focus through all your tears

    [Verse 1]
    You can try and try but there’s nothing to hide
    You can’t run from yourself and what’s inside
    You got to find the answers to the questions that You most fear

    [Chorus 2]
    So over and over you ask your soul
    Why’d you come down to a world so cold?
    And the voice inside says 2night the truth will be told

    [Verse 2]
    You surrounded yourself with all the wrong faces
    Spending your time in all the wrong places
    Putting your faith in things that only make you cry
    People say they love you when they want to help
    But how can they when you can’t help yourself?
    The more they say they love you, the more you just want to die
    So here we go again, the self-analysis
    Have another glass of Port and forget this
    The band’s playing at the club tonight and they’re bound to groove

    There you are, you think you’re high
    You can’t ask yourself because you’d only lie
    If you had a dollar for every time you tried

    [Verse 2]
    You can’t call nobody because they’ll tell you straight up
    Come and make love when you really hate them
    Relationships based on the physical are over and done
    They’re over and done (They’re over and done)
    You’d rather have fun
    With only one, with only one
    Only one… one (one)
    And then it hit you like a fist on a wall
    Who gave you life when there was none at all?
    Who gave the sun permission to rise up everyday? (Ooh, oh yes)
    Let me tell it (Go on)
    If you ask God to love you longer
    Every breath you take will make you stronger
    Keeping you happy (happy) and proud to call His name (Go on and say it)
    Jesus (Jesus)

    [Chorus 2]

    [Verse 3]
    And this time I was listening, hear me
    Let’s go down to the holy river
    If we drown then we’ll be delivered (Yes we will)
    If we don’t then we’ll never see the light (No)
    If you die before you try
    You’ll have to come back and face the light (Oh yes)
    When you believe it, you got a good reason to cry (Oh my, my)
    So I went on down to the holy river
    I called my girl and told her I had something to give her
    I asked her to marry me and she said yes, I cried
    Oh, that night I drowned in her tears and mine
    And instead of a glass of sorrow and wine
    Looking back you all, I don’t miss nothing except the time

    [Chorus 1]
    And when I see that picture upon the wall
    The one eye staring at nothing at all
    My eyes trying to focus but these are much different tears

    Oh, yes they are
    Let’s go down to the holy river [x6]