Ancient River

by Magnolia Red

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1.
On the banks by the river there’s a house with a yard And a mother turns away as her son falls apart The faded red paint tells a story ’bout despair And about people that just don’t care On a hill there lives a man who worked hard all his life So he and his wife could enjoy their old age When retirement came his wife gets ill and dies Now he walks by the river and cries And the ancient river, the ancient river she flows The ancient river, divides the valley in two The ancient river flows down the valley of hopes And each day down the river, someones dreams flows away There’s a rock for every dream that got tossed And stone for each soul that got lost Where the river meets the sea there’s an old ruined shed Where a peasant kept his tools and his animals got fed He was a well known drunk, when he began he couldn’t stop One night he fell into the river and never came up The ancient river, the ancient river she flows The ancient river, divides the valley in two The ancient river flows down the valley of hopes And each day down the river, someones dreams flows away There’s a rock for every dream that got tossed And stone for each soul that got lost
2.
I don’t believe you when you say you are free Or at least it doesn’t mean the same thing to me You just keep spinning ’cause it’s easier to steal And to make a difference seems so unreal Society’s a trigger, you’re forced to hang around Everything I hear is everybodys sound You go for the glory, still you know that it’s fake You will never know how to make a mistake You laugh your way out of trouble and you don’t look back You never wonder why you walk that track Society’s a trigger, your words are bound Everything I hear is everybodys sound You’re one in a million, still nothing to me As you ask for a reason and how it should be The world is crowded, still plenty of space You can see it is written all over the place Society’s a trigger, you’re forced to hang around Everything I hear is everybodys sound Society’s a trigger, your words are bound Everything I hear is everybodys sound
3.
Heart Street 04:01
There's a change coming, I've been told There's a change coming, been kept on hold There's a riot on Heart Street That just can't be beaten down A light is shining on an empty space The sun is burning in my face The stage is set Let's tear our hearts out, and never forget I've been tossed and I've been turned I've been lost and I've been burned I see the lights There's a riot on Heart Street tonight My conscience is working on me The silence is killing me Have to understand When it's about to get out of hand The tide is turning, a light is burning And we are slowly learning To find a way To a better day I've been tossed and I've been turned I've been lost and I've been burned I see the lights There's a riot on Heart Street tonight I see the lights There's a riot on Heart Street tonight Oh I see the lights, tonight! I see the lights, tonight!
4.
Loving Kind 04:07
Where would I be with out you Where would I be, it’s easy to see, easy to see When the lines of age, make thing clear When you tumble around When you tumble, you fumble, you rumble around It’s not easy, no it’s not easy to see But you try, to see real love Hidden in a cave on the bottom of the sea Or on the highest mountain, on top of a tree You never know what you’ll find You never know who’s your loving kind I’m grateful, thankful, hopeful Hopeful for our love to grow And I really hope you know, yeah I hope you know What I see in you is real love My loving kind, my loving kind Where would I be with out you My loving kind, my loving kind Where would I be with out you I’m grateful, thankful, hopeful Hopeful for our love to grow And I really hope you know, hope you know What I see In you is real love When you tumble around You tumble, you fumble, you rumble around It’s not easy, no it’s not easy to see But you try to see real love Hidden in a cave on the bottom of the sea Or on the highest mountain, on top of a tree You never know what you’ll find You never know who’s your loving kind You never know who’s your loving kind You never know who’s your loving kind Who’s your loving kind Who’s your loving kind Who’s your loving kind Who’s your loving kind
5.
Catch up with the past, I know when she left It was on a Friday she was locked up for theft And I said no, never let me go I said no, never let me go Breaking up a story, just going too slow But she was even faster than anyone I know And I said no never let me go No never let me go Up and down the seaside, making up her mind Carrying a fire, for something to find She wiped out all the pages of a well written book Changing all the chapters to a different look And now I’m hiding in the city, behind the sound of wheels I guess you’ll have to be here to know how it feels And I said no never let me go No never let me go I said no never let me go No never let me go Never let me go Never let me go Never let me go Never let me go
6.
Waters rising, and there is nothing we can do Children are dying but it’s all the same, for me and you We’re safe on the mountains of the north The forest will keep us warm, and we can hide from the rising tide People are fighting for their right to be free Storms are blowing and answers are hard to see We’re safe on the mountains of the north The forest will keep us warm, and we can hide How long can we hide How long can we hide From the rising tide We just want to get by We just want to get high We just want to get by ’Cause we’re safe for now Explosions, emotions, prophecies and hate The world is in an awful state, but we can wait ’Cause we’re safe on the mountains of the north The forest will keep us warm, and we can hide How long can we hide How long can we hide From the rising tide
7.
Jericho 04:58
Hey there baby found you at last Just gotta wipe something out of the past Gonna stick to that note till I’m out of tune Find myself looking at the face of the moon Figure out the next move, gonna get lost Keeping it coming at any cost You know there’s trouble in any way When you get so much that you don’t wanna stay Jericho, Jericho Is moving too slow Oh this ain’t nothing like a one-man show Jericho is under the line And I just want a piece of what used to be mine Handshake like a dead fish, met with a face That’s looking at life in so many ways I know there’s stuff I don’t understand When I find my way through a foreign land Jericho, Jericho, Jericho Is moving too slow Oh this ain’t nothing like a one-man show Jericho is under the line Jericho is moving too slow Jericho is under the line And I just want a piece of what used to be mine Just want a piece of what used to be mine What used to be mine What used to be mine It used to be mine What used to be mine
8.
Well you started out riding fast, riding hard Then you found you were still backyard You tried to go on but you got scared And you never got to see the signs that passed Never got to see the signs that passed, oh no Expectations went down the road as the road got rough But you didn’t look back, thinking it would make you tough Did you go too far, to get close enough The signs said right but you turned left You were going fast, much too fast The signs said up, but you went down And you never got to see the signs that passed You’ll never change, you’ll never change in any way You’ll never change, you’ll never change in any way You’ll stay in the same old place You’ll see the same old face You’ll see that same old place For ever and ever You’re back in town, and you’ve slowed down You think it’s too late, and you’re on your own You know what’s gonna last, go change the past You never got to see the signs that passed You were going fast, much too fast Go and see the signs that passed Go and see the signs that passed
9.
I know where you come from, I know who you are You paint yourself in gold and your blood runs cold You come from up the valley where the rivers run so deep You think you can take this world with your words I know the reason you come around here You made a mess back there and you ran away in fear Now you think you’ve got it all worked out Now you see things clear But in fact, it’s only a matter of time It’s a matter of time, before the walls come tumbling down You sit on your throne smoking your cigar While the servants wash your car, you hope to go far Your tongue is soaked in lies, and as the time flies You impose on others your chains and ties I know the reason you come around here You made a mess back there and you ran away In fear Now you think you’ve got it all worked out And now you see things clear But In fact, it’s only a matter of time It’s a matter of time, before the walls come tumbling down Oh, you better run, before the walls come tumbling down on you
10.
Unwind 02:58
Everyday you wake up with a smile on your face and a lie in your mouth Everybody thinks you are happy, you’re not, and you don’t want it to come out It’s not the fools you are fooling but yourself, and that’s not too cool You better step out of this life, step out of this life Or else, your’re gonna die Everyday you go to work, you drive your car but in your life you haven’t really come far Always wanted it to go some where, but you’re still here And when you come home for dinner you ask yourself, who is this for? And you can’t take it no more, you can’t take it no more You can’t take it, anymore You need to unwind You need to unwind You need to unwind You need to unwind Unwind In the evening you go to bed you rest your head, but not your mind You wish you could but you can’t, that`s why you say you feel so old And this is just another night wide awake, wide awake You better step out of this life, step out of this life Or else, you’re gonna die You need to unwind You need to unwind You need to unwind You need to unwind

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released January 20, 2020

All songs arranged and performed by Magnolia Red

Produced by Magnolia Red & Henning Svoren

Recorded at Ocean Sound Recordings (Giske, Norway)
www.oceansoundrecordings.com

Engineered, mixed & mastered by Henning Svoren at Ocean Sound Recordings (Giske, Norway)
www.oceansoundrecordings.com

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Magnolia Red's dynamic and varied musical universe is described as both recognizable and different at the same time, rooted in the electric end of the ever-so-expansive 'Americana' landscape...

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