Ryan States

Under the River

03:55
Ryan States
2010

Lyrics

 
under the river
from the mainland
just another musician
come to the island
 
new to the seawater
and the rich soil
is it possible
to already feel loyal
 
 
I understand how we got here
So I know I belong
Will you ever give me 
What you gave your son
 
 
a street lamp at midnight
casting a shadow
of cast iron ornaments
outside my window
 
new to the bedrock
new to the mountains
new to the park and her
stony fountains
 
 
I understand how we got here
So I know I belong
Will you ever give me 
What you gave your son
 
 
under the river
from the Manhattan
just another server
can't afford the island
 
mother to the New World
cover me
mother don't shun
or drown me
 
 
over three centuries
of ghosts from the past
fighting for liberties
we thought would last
 
 
I understand how we got here
So I know I belong
Will you ever give me 
What you gave your son
 
What you gave your son 
What you gave your son