A
Boy
Named
River

The Road

i could see it coming

good times ahead boy

i lost my mind

on the whitest day

singing at the wheel

a time of love and incarnation

there’s no way back

yeah there’s no way around it


uncovered something

by accident

face is blushing

for what it meant

singing at the wheel

a whole summer

red and golden

there’s no way around it

there’s no way back


talk to me


that light diviner

than the common sun

all sounds and colours

melting into one

singing at the wheel

our feet like ember

born onwards

there’s no way back

there’s no way back


talk to me


i laughed as we passed

through rain and thunder at last

we’re all sleeping

in the arms of the blast

call it what you will

stars shine dead

was that what you said

there’s no way back

was that what you said


people are massed in common clay

leaf by leaf and day by day

one o clock two o clock

one o clock two o clock

one two


port wine surface

this ain’t the world as we know it

i whispered your name

all things are never going to be the same

masks falling

bells are tolling

bells are tolling

miles away

there’s no way back

there’s no way out


talk to me

let’s make it to the sea


wind is a whip

choppy finger on our lips

like a northern whirlwind roaring about

like a big black wolf who has smelt that dead child out

what a modest creed

considering death to be a rest

a mockery

at last

we’re all sleeping in the arms oft he blast


bringing fresh shower for the thirsty flower