The river - Bruce Springsteen


"The River" es una canción escrita y grabada por Bruce Springsteen , acompañado por la E Street Band . Era la canción que da título de su quinto álbum, The River , y fue un single de éxito en partes de Europa. Alcanzó el puesto # 25 en los Países Bajos, y alcanzó el top 10 en Suecia y Noruega.

"The River" se convirtió en una pieza central en algunas giras de Springsteen. En el Tour Born in the USA, fue precedida por una historia larga e intensa de Springsteen sobre sus problemas con su padre, el silencio después de la historia se rompía por el sonido de una armónica.

Poco más que decir de una canción impresionante y que llega a su máxima expresión en este mítico directo de Live in New York del año 2000 (9 de junio -
1 de julio de 2000)

Simplemente... tumbaros y disfrutad.


Letra:

I come from down in the valley where mister when you're young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and Mary we met in high school when she was just seventeen
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green
We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride
Then I got Mary pregnant and man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteen birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
No flowers no wedding dress
That night we went down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
On down to the river we did ride


I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember, Mary acts like she don't care
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
Now those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse that sends me
Down to the river though I know the river is dry
Down to the river, my baby and I
Oh down to the river we ride 

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