Back To The River

Lyrics: Band of Brotherz
Music: Band of Brotherz

Played by members of the Band of Brotherz with Bob Weir and Ratdog at the Beacon Theatre, New York on 4 April 2008. Some setlists have the title as "The River Song."

Put me over there, put me over there
How do you know, I am what I am
Put me over there, then watch where I land
As I move with the rhythm they've give me
I'm living infinity
Result of the time in the Trinity
Taking me down and around, I follow the sound
I travel from city to city and town to town
So let's go
Repeat what I know, deep in my soul
Keep on a roll, peace and control
[Beats what the row], [heat's in the post]
And now feet's at the door, one more
How you doing, how you doing let's smoke
[Meets on the flow], so we'll never be broke
[Clever lee bro'], [better we smo']
Instead of [feebo] I'm a [little beedo]
[Heebo, heebo, I'm a slave to your knees
So what you want, give it to you with ease

Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head
Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head

How you know I won't fly off the handle?
Hit you with that thing from the mantle
For example, [all rib] shows, never hit hose
Learn to let it loose so the [toss] tip-toed
I keep it in control like a [glock, a lock]
'Cause everybody knows that a knock's a knock
I got [troops] in my corner, smell like damp
Because I come from California, should have warned ya
How do you know I won't give mine a kick
See me on the river, up north, all alone, no phone
Just a pen and a pack of fish, a poem
A full zig zag of an extraordinary bag
[Born of every dinner dash]
Which really is the point for the load of cash
That's all it adds

Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head
Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head

Last man standing
How did you know I was the first to put my hand in?
Crash landing, abandoned
But still got family all over the planet
We put [frogs] in a panic
[Knots] are telling me, you're feeling the flow
Appealing to [dough] so spend the time dealing in [pro]
Killing the foe, so making mincemeat out of enemies
Technically, I'm a friend of each and every possibility
[Trilogy], agility grows, ability knows, utility [bros]
We on the rope, dealing the flow
See me in the club with a pocket full of blood
Find me in the gutter, smelling like wee butter
But really, though, the city's a ball
So see me dissolved
The dead weight, the sad fate, can't wait

Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head
Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head

Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head
Back to the river - mmm
Back to the river - yeah
Going back to the river - to wash my tread
Back to the river - to clear my head

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