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I've been going down
Down into the river baby
Listen to the sound
It's something only god knows
You figure it out, I can't stay
Water's in the clouds
Is my life about to change?
Who knows, who cares

So we took a van down to colorado
Where we ran into the dead
I took you by the hand
Know that even with your doubts, it's ok
Take into account that it's not about to change
Who knows, who cares

You could let it down
Jump into the river baby
Easy as it sounds
It's never quite as easily done
The current has us now, it's ok
Take into account that it's all about to change
Who knows, who cares

No one's been there
But I don't care
I know all have been there
I don't care
I know



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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    The only constant in life is change; and this song captures this feeling of having this new experience on the horizon. An experience that feels like you are the first to have, but reality all have been there. Either way, who cares, because it's your personal journey.
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    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 1:38 am
    This is basically about the attitude it takes to have a good trip. Look at their song eyes wide and you start to see a theme. The total lack of expectation is necessary because you don't know what's coming. Note: "we saw the dead" "it's not about to change" ie don't freak out the things your seeing will slow down, "the current has us now"

    The second verse is the beginning of an overwhelming trip and the third it slows down.

    The song ends with "no one's been there", as in every experience is personal, but not knowing, the acceptance of that means you "get it" as in "all have been there"
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    For me, it's the summer before leaving home for college. Going on road trips, holding hands, but knowing that things are going to change soon. The current is metaphoric for the directions we're going to be pulled in.
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    UnregisteredJun 17, 2012 at 2:39 am
    It has a deep profound meaning that hits the heart right in that little soft spot. I cry everytime i listen to it, it reminds me of my dead farrot who really meant a lot to me but no one cares.
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    He is talking about how he wats a change in his life with his loved one but in order for that to happen he is moving away

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