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Flaming Lips – River Man lyrics

Betty came by on her way
Said she had a word to say
About things today
And fallen leaves.

Said she hadn't heard the news
Hadn't had the time to choose
A way to lose
But she believes.

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the plan
For lilac time.

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
And all night shows
In summertime.

Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away
Or maybe stay
She wasn't sure.

For when she thought of summer rain
Calling for her mind again
She lost the pain
And stayed for more.

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the ban
On feeling free.

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
I don't suppose
It's meant for me.

Oh, how they come and go
Oh, how they come and go



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    The "river" of life. The "river man"= god, the man who knows the river. Etc.
    "hadn't heard the news" uncertainty, mistery etc,.
    "hadn't had time to choose ... " does anybody really, have time ti understand how the world is how they are before having to be,.
    "a way to lose" lose herself (lose the self's identification, let the feminine soul transcend individuality thus overcomingl suffering of attachment (buddhist/hindu conception with echoes of occidental existentialism).
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