River James EP

by River James

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released May 24, 2011

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Track Name: Avenue A
Avenue A

These days oh it's tough to get by when you make your own way
Follow your heart son is what they always say
But see my heart now is broken, my dreams have fallen apart
My pride more cracked than the sidewalk and now I'm back at the start

I got a friend named
He lives on Avenue A
He goes to meetings
Just to get through the day
Singing "I'm at the end of my rope Grant to me grace and sing to me hope"

I'm wondering is this all that I get, everything I worked for
The few that I called my dear friends have finally walked out the door
And if they call this the bottom I think I'm underneath that
I'm staring up at a ceiling, I'm lying flat on my back

I got a friend named He lives on Avenue A
He sees me drowning
And he knows just what to say
For him one day at a time
And from the stories he tells
He's looking for heaven
He has spent too much time in hell
I said, "John would you help me please
Help me get back on my feet"
He said, "You gotta lay down your guns
If you want to find peace"
And I was down on my knees
Begging for a single drop of relief
And when it came I let it stay on my tongue
I needed something to drink

Singing "I'm at the end of my rope
Grant to me grace and sing to me hope"
Oh when it's too dark to see
I wait for the morn'
Or does it wait for me?
Track Name: Heart Of Love
Heart Of Love

You said tomorrow your sun may not rise
And all these worries stealing light from your eyes
But now we have this moment to dance
So come on let's choose love while we still have the chance

Don't wear tomorrow like a coat full of holes
Afraid it may cover you, still leave you in the cold
'Cause now we have this moment to dance
So come on let's choose love while we still have the chance

Hold on to me I'm right here for you
You don't have to walk alone
We could run hand in hand into the heart of love

I dare you to step out, I dare you to walk
Dare you to make yourself naked, to break down your walls
'Cause now we have this moment to dance
So come on let's choose love while we still have the chance

Singing of love
Track Name: In My Blood
In My Blood

Intimate as a whisper
You played the loudest bell
I tasted salvation
When your defenses fell

I saw you in a new light
The past was rinsed away
A flower opens so slowly
So the fragrance it can stay
So thick that I can swim
So deep you take me in

Let your water cover me in a flood
Oh I want your blood in my blood
Let your water cover me in a flood
How I want your blood in my blood

At first your bones were shattered
You were blood covered and stained
But darling I could see you broken
And your beauty it still remained
So come in close to me
As close as two can be

I want you to come close
Do not be alarmed
This river to bring healing
It's never to harm

Let your water cover me in a flood
I want us to be closer than we ever knew we could
Let your water cover me in a flood
How I want your blood in my blood
Track Name: Dreams
Dreams

I never was alive
'Til I lost the light
'Til the fall of night
'Til my last defense was gone

I had lost my voice
In the static noise
I was naked and wandering
There was no one around

In the dead of the night
Love came to my side
I opened wide my chest Her words became my light
song
I don't remember much more
Wondering why do I forget my dreams?

Our town had a street
Where sometimes you'd meet
A man with two faces
One of them good

On the other side
There was no more light
We were younger then
We believed in a cure

There is nothing more
That I could endure
Had you not been there
Caught in my wounded stare
I called my brother up on the telephone
He knows something that no one else knows

He said, "In the dead of the night
Love comes to your side
She lifts you when you've fallen down
She gives you back your eyes
So just say yes again no matter where you've been
The resolution closer than it seems"

I pray we not forget our dreams