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Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will...



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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    Well this song means a lot to me , this is a stream of thought that ran through my mind when i totally lost everything .. When i was 15 i lost my mother and father . I had a one brother who was elder than me he was married back then . I didn't want to be a burden to anyone . I simply had nothing . Even my girlfriend left me it was a 3year old relation i had no one to rely on . I tried to kill my self several times but something stopped me . That was my will .. I didn't had any reason to live . I had every reason to kill myself . But i chose to live . I'm going to cross those rivers someday and i'm going to look back . And i'm proud of my will and i'm proud of myself . Loneliness can't kill me .
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    UnregisteredDec 4, 2011 at 2:56 am
    This song is about the human experience. Trying to understand why life can be filled with pain and longing and how to make sense of it all.
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 2:06 am
    Your lost and lonley and trying to find yourself and it seems like its your way or no way but your way aint getting it so you got to change in order to survive
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    It's about someone who is so down, his life is so bad, he's thinking of killing himself. But somehow love, and his own strength, even in his darkest days, brings him through it.
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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    When we used to travel by train from italy to england and we see the white cliffs of dover we new we were nearly home

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