The Bottom of the River

lyrics

Once upon a time she danced
Beneath the fairy lights
And yet she's absent tonight
A mask will hide her eyes
And keep her safe, so she pretends
But questions come from old familiar friends

"When I knew you,
You were this place's life and soul--
Tell me, where could such a talent go?"

At the bottom of the river
There she chose to live and die
When the flowers have withered
She'll remain a pretty lie
A memory to have and hold,
A corpse already turning cold
The stream rolls on, she's lost forever
At the bottom of the river

Once he used to volunteer
To spend the night on guard
Now speaking plainly is hard
He says that death's a ticket out,
He bought his own for free
And questions come from loving family

"When I knew you,
You were the country's bravest man--
Tell me, where'd that soldier go again?"

At the bottom of the river
He was sinking down to die
When the flowers have withered
He'll remain a pretty lie
A memory to have and hold,
A corpse already turning cold
The stream rolls on, he's lost forever
At the bottom of the river

At the bottom of the river
There she lived, and there he died
When the flowers have withered
They'll remain a pretty lie
Each memory to have and hold
A corpse already turning cold
The stream rolls on, they're lost forever
At the bottom of the river

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