Down By The River

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Bouncin’ off the bottom, Lord, drownin’ in despair
Used to think there was no satisfaction anywhere
Now I’m walkin’ every day a big smile on my face
Everybody’s askin’ me where I found this state of grace

Say where ya been? (down by the river)
Are ya goin’ again? (down by the river)
What ya gonna do then? (down by the river)
Get on my knees and pray
Gonna talk it out. (down by the river)
What it’s all about? (down by the river)
Not a shadow of a doubt (down by the river)
Thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Everyone around the world no matter who they be
Men and women, boys and girls, sinners just like me
Rich, poor, hypocrite all benefit the same
Make a trip, take the dip.
Brother, you’ll be glad you came.

Say where ya been? (down by the river)
Are ya goin’ again? (down by the river)
What ya gonna do then? (down by the river)
Get on my knees and pray
Gonna talk it out (down by the river)
What it’s all about? (down by the river)
Not a shadow of a doubt. (down by the river)
Oh thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Get on my knees and pray (gonna talk about it)
Thank you, Lord, I’m saved (gonna talk about it – down by the river)
Get on my knees and pray (gonna talk about it)
Thank you, Lord, I’m saved (let’s go down – down by the river – river)
River

You may have a high or low opinion of yourself
Either way don’t think that you’re above nobody else
Well, there’s all kinds of right or wrong we’re all gonna do
Keep in mind there comes a time when it will be asked of you

Say where ya been? (down by the river)
Are ya goin’ again? (down by the river)
What ya gonna do then? (down by the river)
Get on my knees and pray
Gonna talk it out (down by the river)
What it’s all about? (down by the river)
Not a shadow of a doubt (down by the river)
Thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Tell me where ya been? (down by the river)
Are ya goin’ again? (down by the river)
What ya gonna do then? (down by the river)
Get on my knees and pray
Gonna talk it out. (down by the river)
What’s it all about? (down by the river)
Not one shadow of a doubt. (down by the river)
Oh, thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Gonna talk it out. (down by the river)
What’s it all about? (down by the river)
Not a shadow of a doubt. (down by the river)
Oh, thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Thank you, Lord, I’m saved.
Thank you Lord.
Well… well…Thank you, Lord, I’m saved.

Written by: Lyman Corbitt McAnally Jr. (Mac McAnally); Alan Anderson
Published by: All About Music/Mommy A Monster Music/Songs of Windswept Pacific

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