The River (a covid ballad)

by Robert Deeble

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Self recorded at home under quarantine...

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THE RIVER

There’s worry everywhere,
close the door and turn the lock
There's a virus in the air,
it’s taking us all out

The powerful and small
dress in hospice gowns
The emperor’s got new clothes –
he’s looking like a clown

We’re all getting scared
The hen house has a fox
Democracy was fair
until the joker’s in the ballot box

Go down to the river
fill up your cup
Try to love your neighbor -
man I don’t make this shit up
You want to live forever I think this is enough
Go down to the river in need, go down to the river with me

The market’s in a fall
The bars are all closed down,
An apocalyptic stall
with our hearts all on the ground

Mother nature cries -
a warning to us all,
the prudent and the wise,
humbled by her call

A little boy goes out
unto the sun to play
His sister comes along
she’s standing six feet away

Go down to the river
fill up your cup
Try to love your neighbor -
man I don’t make this shit up
You want to live forever I think this is enough
Go down to the river in need, go down to the river with me

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released July 1, 2020
Guitar, vocals, drum machine, recorded & mixed by Robert Deeble

Artwork: Bar closure mural for Tractor Tavern (Seattle) by Frida Clements & Kate Blackstock (quote by Mindie Lind),

Mastered by Ed Brooks

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