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Take me down to my boat on the river
I need to go down, I need to come down
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out any more
Time stands still as I gaze In her waters
She eases me down, touching me gently
With the waters that flow past my boat on the river
So I won't cry out anymore

Oh the river is deep
The river it touches my life like the waves on the sand
And all roads lead to Tranquillity Base
Where the frown on my face disappears
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out anymore

Oh the river is wide
The river it touches my life like the waves on the sand
And all roads lead to Tranquillity Base
Where the frown on my face disappears
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out anymore
And I won't cry out anymore
And I won't cry out anymore



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    UnregisteredMar 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    I think that the boat on the river is a reference to death, and the trip on the boat on the river styx.
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    gloomJun 13, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    what a classic! i never get tired of this song! it remembers me a lot. i think it's the best song of the band styx.
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    DracologistFeb 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    I think that Boat on the River is about how one man is at a peak in his depression but he finds a place where his worries just dispappear; such as the "tranquillity base."

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