A River's Right
Lyrics & Melody by Polly Wood  ©2008

 

A RIVER'S RIGHT

I got no press, I go no people telling me just what it is i do.

And then the lonliness comes in through the back door with a face like you.

And then my only comfort is my love

And then my only comfort is my love

It is my love, it is my love, it is my love.

 

In our existence there unfolds a plan.

I couldn't feel more distance from that land.

My elder laughed and she said 'Girl, its tough'.

I told her I just learned to say 'enough'.

Enough's enough.  I am enough.  I am enough.  Enough's enough.

 

I told her I could sing for four long nights.

If only I could give myself the right.

If only I could give myself the right.

Self the right, self the right.  

If only I could give myself the right.

 

And does a river need a right to flow?

And does above ask for rights from below?

And does the time need a right to tell?

And do the flowers need a right to smell?

And does the fallen fruit need a right to seed?

And do our wombs need a right to bleed?

And does your fire need a right to burn?

And do our children need a right to learn?

And do your feelings need a right to feel?

And do our wounds need a right to heal?

Right to feel, right to heal.  And do our feelings need a right to feel?

 

Oh, baby this is just the way it goes.

Imperfect humans trying to run the show.

Well, maybe life will come and push right through.

No time for questioning, just time to do.

Time to do, time to do.  No time for questioning, just time to do.

 

(And though my family, they cannot hear this song in my heart, I hold them dear.

Oh so dear, hold them dear, hold them dear, oh so dear).

 

And if my heart's ablaze I'll tell you how

My consciousness is raised, its easy now.

 

And if my heart's ablaze I'll tell you how

My consciousness is raised, its easy now.

And if my heart's ablaze

And if my heart's ablaze

And if my heart's ablaze...