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lyrics

We fell back to the river, the three of us left alive
The enemy closed in on every side
With our backs to the water, death before our eyes
We took the cowards' choice and survived
If god is up in heaven he'll forgive us what we've done
For choosing not to die when we're so young
But the army ain't so merciful, for abandoning our gun
They'll shoot us in the early morning sun

So we'll run run run 'til the time does come
When we can walk the streets again
And we'll go go go where the river flows
Through the many changes of our names

Jimmy was the father of a child he'd never seen
The news had reached him just a week ago
And Tommy had a sweetheart of whom any man would dream
Judging by the picture that he'd show
But what did I have to live for? What could be my cause?
I who have no friend upon this earth
All that I am good for is to fight in many wars
And face my death as gladly as my birth

But we'll run run run 'til the time does come
When we can walk the streets again
And we'll go go go where the river flows
Through the many changes of our names

We said goodbye to Jimmy on a dockyard in Bahrain
Tommy jumped a train and headed north
And I will cross the water, hiding in the rain
Living just a breath from being caught
But running isn't living when you join the nameless crowd
Of millions that flow from shore to shore
In the backstreets of the cities, in the poorest parts of town
We're just hiding from another war

And we'll run run run 'til the time does come
When we can walk the streets again
And we'll go go go where the river flows
Through the many changes of our names

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from The Sun Destroys The Sky, released September 18, 2016

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Chris Manasseh Warrington, UK

Chris is an original singer-songwriter with folk and indie influences. His songs combine instantly memorable tunes with poetic and thought-provoking lyrics.

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