Bruce Springsteen, The River Mya Hanson

Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23rd 1949. With dozens of awards under his belt, including twenty Grammy's, and selling more than 65 million albums in the U.S. alone, Springsteen is one of the bestselling and popular artists of all-time. After he went to war in 1967 he followed his heart and became a song writer and singer for his inspiring lyrics.

I come from down in the valley / small town guy

Where mister when you're young / marry when you're young

They bring you up to do like your daddy done / Make you do work

Me and Mary we met in the high school / Met his love

When she was just seventeen / they were pretty young

We'd ride out of this valley down to where the fields / ride to their home town go to

were green

We'd go down to the river / Their place

And into the river we'd dive / go for a swim

Oh down to the river we'd ride / they'll go there frequently

Then I got Mary pregnant / they did not just swim down in the river

and man that was all she wrote / that's all she told him

And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card / going into the war

and a wedding coat / was going to marry Mary

We went down to the courthouse / make it official

and the judge put it all to rest / doesn't make it

No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle / No more future

No flowers no wedding dress. / No nothing

That night we went down to the river / the memories they had

And into the river we'd dive / was nice for a little

Oh down to the river we did ride / they sure had good times

I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company / got himself a good job

But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy / ran out of work

Now all them things that seemed so important / had his life set

Well mister they vanished right into the air / no mister any more

Now I just act like I don't remember / tries to forget

Mary acts like she don't care / she doesn't care about the past

But I remember us riding in my brother's car / memories he had

Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir / that girl was looking nice

At night on them banks I'd lie awake / just thinking about old times

And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take / take in all of her being

Now those memories come back to haunt me / he remembers eveything

they haunt me like a curse / and they won't go away

Is a dream a lie if it don't come true / he wanted everything to work out

Or is it something worse / but not everything works out all the time

that sends me down to the river / which brings him back to the river

though I know the river is dry / the river hasn't had much action lately

That sends me down to the river tonight / which is why he goes down to the river

Down to the river / back at the river

my baby and I / with his everything

Oh down to the river we ride / back down to the river

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