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My mother came to Hazard when I was just seven
Even then the folks in town said with prejudiced eyes
That boy's not right ...
Three years ago when I came to know Mary
First time that someone looked beyond the rumours and the lies
And saw the man inside ...
We used to walk down by the river
She loved to watch the sun go down
We used to walk along the river
And dream our way out of this town ...
No one understood what I felt for Mary
No one cared until the night she went out walking alone
And never came home ...
Man with a badge came knocking next morning
Here was I surrounded by a thousand fingers suddenly
Pointed right at me ...
I swear I left her by the river
I swear I left her safe and sound
I need to make it to the river
And leave this old Nebraska town
I think about my life gone by
And how it's done me wrong
There's no escape for me this time
All of my rescues are gone, long gone
I swear I left her by the river
I swear I left her safe and sound
I need to make it to the river
And leave this old Nebraska town ...

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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    No what really happened was that the hatred ppl on the town felt for him make them kill mary so he was blame for it that was the only way to get rid of him so when they blame him the little he know he swear that she was safe but since she was dead he wanted to make it to the river to go with her he wanted to get himself killed as well the only way they can be together n out of the town with his love beside him
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    sinApr 7, 2010 at 4:16 am
    My meaning. Every one doesn't like him because what they say about him, which is a lie.
    And a girl that saw the real him and they were friends. They mostly go to the river and take walks and dream their way out of the town.
    And she walked alone one day and went missing and they all think it was him.
    He told them he left her save and sound by the river.

    I think she run away from the town, because it says they "dream our way out of this town." Maybe to get out of town they have to get to the river, because he said "I need to make it to the river and leave this old Nebraska town." And he left her by the river, perhaps she left the town to some where else and he went after her.

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