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Words and music by David Crosby
Waking
Stream of consciousness
On a sleeping
Street of dream
Thoughts
Like scattered leaves
Slowed in midfall
Into the streams
Chorus
Of fast
Running rivers
Of choice and chance
And time stops here
And it seems as if time
Stops here on the delta
While they dance
While they dance
I love the child
Who steers this riverboat
But lately he's crazy
For the deep
And the river seems dreamlike
In the daytime
And someone keeps thinking
In my sleep
Chorus
Of fast
Running rivers
Of choice and chance
And time stops here
And it seems as if time
Stops here on the delta
While they dance
While they dance . . . (repeated



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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    We must remember David Crosby spent some time in jail, this song was recorded just after that, I think he had a lot of time to valuate freedom in jail, that time (I personally think this) made him more sensible to appreciate too many things that we do not take like a very good gift from God, one that we never paid for, so, in my conception, David reflected in this song a lot of that appreciation of little things that can make your day awesome for free.

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