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Nature nurture heaven and home
Sum of all and by them driven
To conquer every mountain shown
But I've never crossed the river

Brave the forest, brave the stone
Brave the icy winds and fire
Braved and beat them on my own
Yet I'm helpless by the river

Angel, angel what have I done
I face the quakes, the wind, the fire
I've conquered country, crown, and throne
Why can't I cross this river

Angel, angel what have I done
I face the quakes, the wind, the fire
I've conquered country, crown, and throne
Why can't I cross this river

Pay no mind to the battles you've won
It'll take a lot more than rage and muscle
Open your heart and hands my son
Or you'll never make it over the river

It'll take a lot more than words and guns
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
The hands of many must join as one
And together we'll cross the river

It'll take a lot more than words and guns
A whole lot more than riches and muscle
The hands of many must join as one
And together we'll cross the river



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    UnregisteredOct 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    The humbling river is the one 'boundary' of mankind that cant be conquered by the individual- instead it has to be crossed in total unison and hence remains mankind's ultimate limitation.
    This river crossing is most literally death, but it also a metaphor to describe any difficult situation where the human race can only advance through co-operaton and peace. It's not about a literal river, but insurmountable challenges in life. People can not survive on those own, and some challenges, despite what you have already overcome are harder to beat. If you open to the people in your life then the burden is easier to overcome.
    If you keep trying on your own, then you'll never make it across. think it's pretty simple; we can no longer follow the old paradigm of war and conquest. We, as a species, need to evolve from the spear to the cooperative effort. Otherwise, humanity will not survive. My meaning toward this song is more than just words on a sheet its powerful it says how lost some people were like he says brave the icy winds and fire It's about not being able to lay with a woman when it's her time of the month. No matter how you rage and put down coins, it's just not a good idea, patience is key.
  • r
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    Rob GuynnMar 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    Nature nurture heaven and home.
    Sum of all and by them driven.
    To conquer every mountain shown.
    But I've never crossed the river.

    Brave the forest, brave the stone.
    Brave the icy winds and fire.
    Braved and beat them on my own.
    Yet I'm helpless by the river.

    Angel, angel what have I done.
    I face the quakes, the wind, the fire.
    I've conquered country, crown, and throne.
    Why can't I cross this river.

    Angel, angel what have I done.
    I face the quakes, the wind, the fire.
    I've conquered country, crown, and throne.
    Why can't I cross this river.

    Pay no mind to the battles you've won.
    It'll take a lot more than rage and muscle.
    Open your heart and hands my son.
    Or you'll never make it over the river.

    It'll take a lot more than words and guns.
    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.
    The hands of many must join as one.
    And together we'll cross the river.

    It'll take a lot more than words and guns.
    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.
    The hands of many must join as one.
    And together we'll cross the river.
  • u
    +1
    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 9:44 am
    It's not about a literal river, but insurmountable challenges in life. People can not survive on those own, and some challenges, despite what you have already overcome are harder to beat. If you open to the people in your life then the burden is easier to overcome.
    If you keep trying on your own, then you'll never make it across.
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    My meaning toward this song is more than just words on a sheet its powerful it says how lost some people were like he says brave the icy winds and fire
  • u
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 3:45 am
    The humbling river is the one 'boundary' of mankind that cant be conquered by the individual- instead it has to be crossed in total unison and hence remains mankind's ultimate limitation.
    This river crossing is most literally death, but it also a metaphor to describe any difficult situation where the human race can only advance through co-operaton and peace.

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