Okkervil River Song (4:49)

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Down by Okkervil River slow silent thick and black, I stared into the water, and the water it stared back. The night it fell from tangles of the branches on the shore as it had on Okkervil River before. Down by Okkervil River's cigarettes and rusty tires, we made ourselves an altar, we lit our nightly fires. And the smoke lay thick and smothered all the skunk cabbage and vines where Gods were born and Gods lay down to die. With your hand inside my pocket, you whispered in my ear "We have come from ugliness to find some refuge here. With this bracken for a blanket, where these limbs stick out like bones, we have found a place where we can be alone." And I tried to tell you, as I kissed your hard dry lips, all the things I dreamed about. I touched your bone white hips. Far away our parents slept in while we watched our fire burn. They dreamed of nothing and got nothing in return. And the water slipped on slowly past our bodies in the weeds, pulling plastic wrap and razors on its current through the reeds. Then I woke up one cold morning, felt an absence at my back, and I searched and stared but only the river stared

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  • houghster27

    Agree with a lot of the comments here, this has to be my favorite OR song!

    18. Mär., 20:48 Antworten
  • Harry_01

    Nice song.

    3. Jul. 2013 Antworten
  • a-Me-with-a-You

    There's no such thing as overreacting to a song emotionally (unless you're tearing up listening to black metal or something). What a sweet intro with the soft drums and that distracted acoustic guitar, and then that mandolin cuts in...wow.

    1. Jan. 2012 Antworten
  • DaveDeranged

    How is this not in the top 50 OR songs scrobbled?

    12. Okt. 2011 Antworten
  • thedker

    This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

    20. Apr. 2011 Antworten
  • SamBeamsBeard

    The one-two punch of "Listening to Otis Redding at Home..." and then this... Oh boy.

    4. Feb. 2010 Antworten
  • HauntedRooftop

    I like that nature sounds thing at the end.

    9. Apr. 2009 Antworten
  • btarantella

    it's a song about being young and in love and having been miserable for a real long time and now that your finally happy you never want things to change but you know that they will and their lying on the riverbank of this dirty river with cigarette butts and rusted tired but its perfect because their alone

    18. Mär. 2009 Antworten
  • rolans

    Where Gods were born and Gods laid down to die.

    3. Dez. 2008 Antworten
  • brokenimports

    this song's is so epic live. those lines "and i searched and stared but only the river stared back" are forever etched in my mind. i almost cried because this song was so beautiful. maybe i'm overreacting. so i guess i'm saying its a good song

    15. Sep. 2008 Antworten
  • ayseinberlin

    I'd like to listen to that on a rowingboat on a lake at 6am

    25. Mai. 2008 Antworten
  • DrewdaJew

    pwnage!

    5. Mär. 2008 Antworten
  • Daagah

    this fills me with so much joy its amazing

    27. Feb. 2008 Antworten
  • BillyPod

    yea i guess its my favorite song entitled okkervil river song so its my favorite okkervil river song too

    22. Feb. 2008 Antworten
  • riffraff

    The birdsong at the end is the best.

    19. Feb. 2008 Antworten
  • monsterpussy

    perfection.

    4. Jan. 2008 Antworten
  • my_throat_hurts

    I dreamed of nothing and got nothing in return. I like that line.

    4. Nov. 2007 Antworten
  • burningmonk

    And I searched and stared, but only the river stared back..

    3. Nov. 2007 Antworten
  • orangematter

    so good.

    2. Nov. 2007 Antworten
  • Silibili

    A beautiful atmospheric song, I'm new to Okkervil River but rapidly becoming a fan.

    1. Nov. 2007 Antworten
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