Mystic River

from by Tyler Matthew Smith

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lyrics

Luke tells a tale of Simon, and the teacher from Nazareth
invited in for dinner, though doubting whom he was with
For as they sat together, they were joined by a woman of sin
who was known to earn a living giving pleasure to village men
Oh she fell to her knees and upon the teacher's feet she wept,
with tears of sorrow to wash them clean and silky hair to dry them with
Though anguished by the years of a kind of life that she had led
Through bleary eyes she looked up at him and said,

She said ooooh mystic river
let the currents take me down, in this body I am bound
She said ooooh raging river
where the jagged rocks reach out, is where the eddies can be found

As the teacher blessed the woman's head, Simon looked on in doubt
for he had grown accustomed to casting women like her out
But Jesus turned around and to the pharisee he said
'son I think you've missed the point, what this is all about
for one who's seen the sand laid bare by a lowering of the tide
has uncovered new pieces of their heart where love can often hide
and if you too can free the peace that's tangled within your own heart
then your tower of security might fall apart'

but you'll say ooooh mystic river
let the currents take me down, in this body I am bound
you'll say ooooh raging river
where the jagged rocks reach out, is where the eddies can be found

From the mountains to the valleys the water runs below
cascading through open fields from peaks of frosted snow
and if ever I should find my way to crawl upon the shore
I will know the meaning of its peace by what has come before

And I'll say ooooh mystic river
let the currents take me down, in this body I am bound
I'll say ooooh raging river
where the jagged rocks reach out, is where the eddies can be found

and I say, let the water run down
let the water run down
let the water run down
all over me, all over me
Let the water run down...

credits

from Hamdulillah, released October 14, 2011
Tyler Matthew Smith-vocals, piano
Adam Farley-drums
Wayne Miller-acoustic bass
Chris Kelly-acoustic guitar
Brook Reeder-vocals, electric guitar
Turi McClean-violin

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