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River's Got To Flow - Stan Wells

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Published on Feb 7, 2009

Performed by Well Perked. Written for Friends of the River, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting California's rivers.




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Here is a video that tells the story that inspired this song: http://youtu.be/sJZ-Gn3jBTM .

Hey mister whatcha doin over there? Trying to dam the river dont you think that we care?




Theres a whole lot of people here that want to know The rivers got life and its got to flow Freely from the mountains to the sea




Thunderous roar of eternity Crystal clear water from the melting snow




The rivers got life and its got to flow




Hey mister now cant you see That the rivers for you and the rivers for me?




Tell me please who you think you are Rearranging the land with a permanent scar? Aint it high time that you looked a little bit




Beyond your own damned interests?




If only you could see youre really up a tree




Cutting off the branch that youre sittin on Hey mister now dont you know




If you build that dam a lot of beautys gonna go Down the drains of your industrial brains On your mindless crusade of disastrous change Theres only two ways to know the rivers grace
One is to sing the rivers song
And the others just to dam it and then see whats gone So please mister wont you try to understand




That the fate of the river lies in your hands Your bulldozing consciousness has got to awaken If were ever going to save what hasnt been taken




Its a crying shame Moneys the name of your game Cause the things that you take cannot be bought Its a lesson by now you shouldve been taught Hey mister what ya doin over there?




Trying to dam the river dont you know that we care? Theres a whole lot of people here that want you to know The rivers got life and its got to flow Freely from the mountains to the sea




Thunderous roar of eternity
Crystal clear water from the melting snow




The rivers got life and its got to flow words and music copyright 1976 Stanley A. Wells

Even though we lost the battle to save the Stanislaus, that river is now being called the last river lost! But new pressures come to bear on our rivers every day on every continent and we must never give up the fight to preserve the rivers that remain free and wild.

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