Ballroom Thieves, The - Down By The River Lyrics




Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
'Cause all your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me wrong, hey!

All wrapped up in handsome clothes
Spit-shined like her shoes
I'll rest in the grave I chose
But I'm never gonna be your fool

Don't need faith 'cause I don't have money
And the two are best of friends
So won't you please stay away from me, honey
And I'll hold down my end

Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
'Cause all your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me wrong

Lowered down with sailors' ropes
And flowers by my side
Find the tears inside you
To thank God you're still alive

Sing your songs and say your prayers
And bide your heavy heart
When one road ends, you can be damn certain
Other roads will start

Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
'Cause all your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me, but you can't prove me

Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
'Cause all your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me wrong

Will this hole save my soul?

Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
You know your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me, but you can't prove me

Bring me down, down by the river
Where the poor like me belong
You know your words have failed to deliver
Baby, but you can't prove me, but you can't prove me
But you can't prove me wrong





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Ballroom Thieves, The Down By The River Comments
  1. TheMaidHatter

    Heard this on a radio station once, months ago, and been searching for it ever since. Radio finally played it again, and managed to Google some of the lyrics

  2. russell reinke

    I saw this group on an old ass show called street cred, with Penn and teller, and since then... I still can not believe these guys aren't going platinum yet...