Can't remember the last time I got paid Lost my worldly goods Now I am stranded By the house on the water
The river is the only thing That moves real fast As time nestles in. Life seems normal On the water Like an everyday occurrence
I got laid last night Drew my mind-set around my body Down through my toes The river keeps coming from nowhere More and more My mind is reeling like a movie From your touch last night
The morning starts With mist on the water The wintery bare trees Hold the mist at bay Like a man sitting smoking In a dim and crowded room Just waiting for something Gray and bad-lunged p And slow to move the day along
That cold sun pulls back The ice like curtain Man, you got to see the sun Another day by the water And I ain't got no work and no pay
By midday no one's calling But the ducks that skim the water The rocks can't hold back the river Hushing sound of water I try to think of something else But baby, your power Has me someplace else
Picture you ***** as you were Got to have you, got to be there All the time It's your distance That keeps killing me And the waiting by the river
Call you, got to call you From the house on the water.