RITES OF PASSAGE (RIVER BOTTOM)
Writer: Melanie Safka
Copyright © Melanie Safka

An unreleased song of which there are several recordings.
Lyrics may vary slightly depending on the version.

River bottom is uncertain
River rocks that can't be seen
Bow to everything that's sure
Like the boats that drown in the deep
Boats that drown in the deep

River bottom is uncertain
But I will find a tawdry beach
And Iíll laugh at the ship that brought me here
And look to the sea that I'll drown to reach
Drown to reach
Drown to reach

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River bottom is uncertain
But I will find a sandy beach
And I'll laugh at the ship that brought me in
And look to the sea that I'll drown to reach
Drown to reach
Drown to reach
Drown to reach
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