Delta Rae - Bottom Of The River Lyrics




Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down to the bottom of the river
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down, a long way down

If you get sleep or if you get none
(The cock's gonna call in the morning, baby)
Check the cupboard for your daddy's gun
(Red sun rises like an early warning)
The Lord's gonna come for your first born son
(His hair's on fire and his heart is burning)
So go to the river where the water runs
(Wash him deep where the tides are turning)

And if you fall...
And if you fall...

Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down to the bottom of the river
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down, a long way down

The wolves will chase you by the pale moonlight
(Drunk and driven by a devil's hunger)
Drive your son like a railroad spike
(Into the water, let it pull him under)
Don't you lift him, let him drown alive
(The good Lord speaks like a rolling thunder)
Let that fever make the water rise
(And let the river run dry)

And I said

Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down to the bottom of the river
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down, a long way down
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way, a long long long way
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down, a long way down

Hold my hand
Hold my hand
Hold my hand, long way down, to the bottom of the
Hold my hand, it's a long way down, a long way down
Hold my hand, ooh baby, it's a long way down
Hold my hand, ooh baby, it's a long way down
Hold my hand, ooh baby, it's a long
Hold my hand, ooh baby, it's a long way down, a long way down





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Delta Rae Bottom Of The River Comments
  1. Devonte C

    At what point did she take control?! Was it when the screen shook? When she reached the tree? So good!! 😫😂👏👏

  2. LizzyL33

    I totally got that the great song was about witches.. did you not see that she got the witch hunters in the end?

    LizzyL33

    wow.. didn't notice her reflection didn't turn around till someone said.. had to watch it over and over.

  3. Dawn Littlefield,md

    2020
    Still a great song

  4. Smug Chilli

    Not today, Death!

  5. Mo Co

    Damn that's one powerful voice!

  6. Nancy cORNELIUS

    Videos do not do this band justice. They are so powerful live! The only way to realize the talent!

  7. Seymour Disapproves

    DEATH BLART has given me so much

  8. Karen Clute

    Why can't a voice or song just be awesome!?! Not every little thing needs to analyzed! Enjoy life! 😂

  9. Magical Trash

    Funny how I found this song through a podcast about Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but I'm glad I found it! I've been listening to this nonstop and she has a fantastic voice!

  10. anthony Nbak

    A lot of comments on here are about salem however i would say she more accurately portrays the white lady urban legend which explains the black eyes the body's left in her wake and the reflection in he mirror not moving not only that but when reading into the lyrics is makes much more sense

  11. sophie D-L

    Is anyone else here because of till death do we blart?

    Starlysh

    Yes! Not today, death!

  12. Double_Helixx

    Mafia III

  13. Tuesday Crawford

    Damn I feel in love with this song and lost it. Finally found it again.

  14. forTheLoveOfMUSIC

    Okay first of all, how the hell does this only have 6 million views?! Fuckin’ HOW??!!

    Secondly, this is...wow, holy shit, it’s short ( perhaps too short ) but oh my, it’s amazing.

    And lastly, thank you to Mafia 3 for introducing me to this incredible song and this band, whose other music I will now go and look up.

  15. acid

    damn she killed the 3 now the light follows her

  16. Erica Marie Lee Pagan

    My fellow witches, wiccans, and sorcerers meet together and sing this during ur full moon. Blessed be

  17. Sher Laud

    Everyone here before better come backk...this song with forever be amazing.❤️

  18. StankPuss Esq.

    A shame the rest of their songs are poppy trash...

  19. Steven Bozell

    Happy Halloween everyone.. 😈

  20. AJ Contreras

    ive been looking for this song for YEARS and i finally found it again by far one of my favorites

  21. Morgann Jones

    Pretty sure I saw this on MTV. And every once in a while this song plays in my head.

  22. Johnny Miles

    Who else is here because of Mafia 3 🤔

    Ethan Jacobs

    Johnny Miles me 😂

  23. Ziad Obaid

    The Blacklist season 6 brought me here

  24. Sky Henry Blue

    SCARED YET AMERICA WORLD ?

    WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    ALMOST HALLOWEEN !

    WANT COW BOY GRADY ZOMBIE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

    THEN YOU WANT AWESOME HOT SEXY SCARY FUNNY SEXY CO HOST STAR ELVIRA ALSO !

    OR ELSE ! NOT ! NO TV SPECIAL

    VAMP WEREWOLF TING !

    AHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

    HER BIG TIME !

    FIRST FILM AWESOME RELATED SO DANG GOOD SCARY DELISH N SOUTHERN FOCUS
    AWESOME COW BOY ZOMBIE FRADIE RECOMMENDS RELATED

    PUMPKIN HEAD
    SO DANG GOOD BLOW UR SOUL NORTHERN ! THAT GOOD COUSINS !

    MY GRANDMA GRANDPARENTS HAD A FARM MICHIGAN EITHER EDMORE OR BLANCHARD MICHIGAN ONE HUNDRED FORTY ACREAS MOST BEAUTIFUL FARM I EVER SAW

    ISABELLA HIGHWAY

    WELL I USED SPEND LOTS SOME TIME WITH THEM
    MOST NIGHTS BEFORE I WENT TO BED MY GRANDMA WOULD TELL ME A SPOOKY TRUE REAL SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO !

    BEDTIME STORY

    THEN I WOULD HAVE TO GO UP THE DARK STAIRWAY STEPS NO LIGHT SWITCH AT TOP OF STAIRS ONLY !

    SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HUH !

    I WAS LOTS SOMETIMES !

    I LOVED IT !

    BEG HER FOR THEM !

    WELL THIS ONE NOT HERS BUT HER OLDEST DAUGHTERS MY FAVORITE AUNT OF ALL THEM LOVED LOVE ALL MY AUNTS MUCH !

    MY AUNT MARGIE

    YEARS AGO A FRIEND GOT ME INTERESTED IN COLLECTING ALL PHOTOS HISTORY MY FAMILY I COULD

    I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF MY AUNT MARGIE ALTHOUGH MY FAVORITE BIG TIME ALWAYS
    AS OLD

    SHE WAS OLDEST DAUGHTER N BIG FAMILY MY GRANDPARENTS ALMOST ALWAYS WORKED AND SHE LIKE RAISED ALL HER BROTHERS N SISTERS BUNCH THEM

    ABOUT TWENTY THIRTY YEARS OLDER THAN MY DAD
    HER HIM VERY CLOSE ALMOST ALWAYS LIKE HIS SECOND MOTHER

    WELL GOT SOME PICTURES HER YOUNG NEVER SAW HER YOUNG LIKE OVER FIFTY WHEN I WAS BORN I THINK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

    SO BEAUTIFUL YOUNG SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL HILLBILLY WOMAN COULDNT BELIEVE

    SERIOUSLY COULDN'T BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL

    TOLD HER SHE REST FAMILY Y JUST ALWAYS KNEW NEVER TOLD ME

    SEXY BRUNETTE

    TOLD ME ONE TIME WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG LIKE SEVENTEEN EIGHTEEN SHE USUED TO HAVE REAL SAILORS OUTFIT

    WHITES

    WOULD GO DOWN TO RIVER DETROIT WELCOME SAILORS SOLDIERS HOME ALL THE TIME

    DELIGHTED IN IT

    SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT OF THAT THOSE PICTURES HER YOUNG ABOUT 17 SOME THEM THOUGHT SAILORS MUST LOST THEIR DAMN MINDS HER ON DOCK RIVERSIDE

    LOVED GI S WORLD WAR TWO SOLDIERS BIG TIME

    THIS STORY SHE TOLD ME ABOUT WEEK OR TWO BEFORE HALLOWEEN ONE YEAR IM ABOUT ELEVEN TWELVE GOT ALL EXCITED INTO IT TELLING ME US MY BROTHER N SISTER

    WAS A WOMAN HAD A PET TOY POODLE ! LOVED THAT TOY POODLE A LOT SPOILED THE HECK OUT OF IT ! SLEPT WITH IT EVERY NIGHT !

    WHEN SHE WOULD LIKE LAY DOWN TO GO TO BED EVERY NIGHT SHE WOULD PUT HER HAND DOWN BY HER SIDES FEET SOMETHING SEE IF HER PET POODLE WAS THERE ?
    THE POODLE WOULD LICK HER HAND ! SO SHE WOULD KNOW HE WAS THERE !
    ONE NIGHT SHE GOES TO BED LIGHTS ALL OFF GETS IN BED UNDER THE COVERS N ALL AND HEARS

    DRIP ! DRIP ! DRIP ! LIKE FAUCET OR SOMETHING DRIPPING

    THEN IT STOPS !

    SHE PUTS HER HAND DOWN BY HER SIDE SEE IF HER PET POODLE IS THERE ?

    HE LICKS HER HAND !

    SO SHE FEELS ALL BETTER HES THERE ALL QUOT ! SHE FEELS MUCH BETTER STARTS TO TRY TO GO TO SLEEP

    THEN COUPLE MINUTES LATER

    SHE HEARS DRIP ! DRIP ! DRIP ! AGAIN WONDERS WHERE ITS COMING FROM SOUNDS LIKE FAUCET OR TOILET OR SOMETHING ?

    SHE STARTS TO GET UP CHECK SEE WHERE ITS COMING FROM

    THEN IT STOPS AGAIN !

    SO SHE DOESN'T !

    SHE THEN RELAXES STARTS TO THINK ABOUT GOING TO SLEEP REACHES DOWN PUTS HER HAND BY SIDE SEE IF POOLE STILL THERE

    POODLE LICKS HER HAND

    SHE RELAXES STARTS TO TRY FALL ASLEEP AGAIN

    COUPLE MINUTES GO BYE !

    HEARS DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP AGAIN SOMEWHERE REAL NEAR BYE N STARTS TO GET UP; CHECK ON IT TIRED OF ALL THIS NOW

    GETS UP GOES INTO BATHROOM TURNS ON LIGHT !

    SCARED YET !

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

    JUST KIDDIN !

    HEY WHATS THAT NOISE IN THE GARAGE WAS THAT THE GARAGE DOOR ?

    NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH DONT BOTHER CHECKIN NOTHIN REALLY

    WELL ON SINK PET POODLE BIG DAGGER IN HIM AND NOTE ON IT

    SAYS PEOPLE CAN LICK TOO !

    AUNT TOLD ME TRUE STORY

    HAPPENED WOMAN SHE KNEW DIVORCED EX HUSBAND PROBLEMS

    SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HUH ?

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL AMERICA WORLD

    COW BOY GRADY

    OUT

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    P[S
    SCARED YET !

    FRIED GREEN TOMATOES ONE BIGGEST TREATS SOUTH LONG LONG TIME FOREVER

    JUST GET UNRIPE NICE BIG GREEN TOMATOES ANY KIND FRESH

    WASH SLICE

    SLIGHTLY THICK JUST SLIGHTLY

    THEN DIP IN COATING WELL WITH FLOUR ALL PURPOSE OR AND CORNMEAL SOUTHERNS USE ONE OR BOTH ALL TIME FOR THIS


    THEN HAVE BIG FRYING OR SAUTEE PAN LOTS OLIVE OIL OR OIL COOKING YOU LIKE MOST PREFER

    HOT HOT HOT SIZLEING WHEN DRIP DROP DROPS COUPLE IN
    BIG TIME POPS HOT

    DROP IN CAREFULLY

    FRY TIL GOLDEN BROWN YUMMY

    SALT PEPPER

    DAN DO ZUCCINI OR EGGPLANT SAME DELISOUS ALL THEM


    ABOUT MEDIUM TO HIGH HEAT FLAME


    ALSO ONE BEST WOMANS SOUTHERN FILMS EVER OR ANYBODY REALLY


    FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
    SOUTHERN TO BONE GOOD OLD BOYS AWESOME SEXY HOT


    WHOLE CAST LEGEND GOOD
    TIRED TELL ALL THAT SOMEOTHERTIME


    OUT


    GOD BLESS


    NO PS


    BYE FOR DAY

  25. Elida Rodriguez

    2019 😍

  26. Carat. Josel

    Her voice is crazy good

  27. Sad_Old_Wise_One

    Im still wondering what the masked men mean ive got 2 theroys


    1 they are deamons aiding her in bewiching the townsfolk into singing themselfs to death
    2 the ones with the red mask are towns folk that support her and the black masks want to kill her

  28. WhomTheySpeakOf

    “Red sun rising is an early warning, the LORD’s coming for your first born son” this song was definitely written about end-time slavery and the video is about “the witch hunt”

  29. Samuel Starr

    ended too soon. god damn witches....

  30. honeybree

    Underrated 🔮

  31. Carol Brown

    Haven't heard this in forever.

  32. Louis Espino

    Love this song and video.

  33. JIYAN

    Mafia lll

  34. I like pudding ᄋᄉᄋ

    Replay button for sell
    0:28
    0:28
    0:28
    This cost u one like :’3

  35. Life of Dragonslayer

    Let's be honest, Delta Rae is underrated

  36. Ped Dead

    Not one colored person. You ask me that a bit racist

    Min Yunki

    You're kidding right? This isn't about colored people. She's literally being burned at the stake. It's about the Salem trails.

    Justin Copen

    Ped Dead ?

  37. Your_Mate_Nate

    This is now one of my favorite music videos!

  38. Lo Peezy

    Smooth voice

  39. Brooke and Friends

    I saw that vid when I was like 7 and I tried for years to find it😭❤️

  40. L O N E L Y H E L P

    Holy shit this song I been trying to look for years

  41. Nascarfast48Cherry

    masterpeice 100

  42. Ava Bailey

    i am... gay

  43. Lexie Foster

    I wish Delta Rae did more songs based on dark history. I would love it if they did a song about being beheaded(if that doesn’t sound gruesome lol)

  44. oldandolderstill youllsee

    friggin genius. from the hair blowing against the wind fronted to..... Your turn

  45. Lexi Ward

    You have no idea how much I've been searching and trying to remember this video. They only played it once on MTV when I was like 11 and I'm almost 17 now. I'm soooooo happy now wow

    Madison Crumrine

    Lexi Ward literally same!! I remember getting dressed for school and it playing on MTV and me being obsessed with it for awhile and then totally forgetting about it. And I searched for it over and over again for months! I finally found it today.

  46. Hannah

    Soooooo... anyone else that really wants to learn that clapping sequence that the background dancers are doing? No? Just me? Being weird again? Okay....

    kimberly harris

    YouTube black Greek stepping

  47. MetalByte

    Mafia 3 brought me here; it is what it is

  48. Marlena Galvan

    Who is listening in 2019✌👀

  49. George Phillips

    Oh look I found another one of my loyal cultists I hope they are doing well.

  50. AI NH

    Holy fuck she looks like me
    That's wierd

  51. thewarheroh 20

    0:18 defective mirror

    MarshyMallowie

    Cause she's a with 😏

  52. Chelsea Vaughn

    Anyone else look at this and think "who the flip chops wood at night!?" 😂

  53. Hudson R

    I swear I know a band that uses their damn music. Wish I could tell them

  54. Palm Tree Spot

    Guns will bust

  55. Elyse Johnson

    Of all songs I sing with no music around; this, THIS song always is at the top of my tongue ready to go always. Her voice is magic.

  56. alison ddd

    I love this song 💞

  57. Short Circuit

    Don't get it? Watch hocus pocus. XD

  58. Swift Sope

    Swifties are always with you! Love you!!

  59. Minerva Milton

    Thanks for supportting Taylor🍃

  60. ninjammer726

    awesome song

  61. Lucy MJ

    The blacklist season 6 episode 4 🔥

  62. Khali Ryder

    0:18 Her reflection in the mirror being its own individual is such creative genius. I have never seen that done before ❤️😃

  63. Gabriel Ludaway

    This is fire 🔥🔥🔥💯🏁💙

  64. Sasha MonIque

    Everyone mentioning the reflection, what about the damn cuffs! They had no idea what the hell was about to happened to them. Secondly, the song is amazing! Was this a chant or a story being told! Im in awe!

  65. Karim Lechheb

    Blacklist

  66. YOUSSEF SHABAN

    reminds me the 1960s black ppl songs

  67. Ahean Arth

    this song should be connected to Hunt Showdown somehow

  68. AURAL FIXXATION

    When it comes to videos I would much rather see a live performance of the song than some meaningless sequences that only distract from the song. This video though.., works. Makes me like the song (though a shortened version) that much more.

  69. Guru

    *Mafia 3* 😍

  70. BellaDonna GypsyWitch

    She reminds me of Callisto from Xena! ❤

  71. Jon Cheshire

    Jess9191 made an epic Game of Thrones video with this song! Fits so perfectly! Go check it out

  72. Tyler Scott

    Just your casual satanic witchcraft illuminati video

    wild at heart

    You say it, like it's a bad thing.

    Tyler Scott

    @wild at heart Lol it's not bad in the current upside down world we live in now to be honest lol

    Logan Whittemore

    I'm just trying to figure out how satanism, witchcraft, and the illuminati all go together

  73. Cutie Corn magic

    Look at her reflection in the mirror😲

  74. Sydney Morris

    Listening to this in 2019. I can't believe that this is the first time I've heard this song.

  75. Zulema Renteria

    Come because of the blacklist.. Stayed because I don't want to do my homework

  76. Aaron Turnbull

    The just used this song in an episode of The Blacklist!

  77. Amy ,

    Oh, and I don't think this song is about the Salem witch trials. It's about witch trials. Salem isn't the only place witches were hanged. And Salem is much farther north than the style of this song. Witches were accused in every place in every time, even today.

  78. Amy ,

    I would like to add that while my first assumption that the two working for her were demons, there is also the possibility that they are witches too, as witches in the South were said to have black eyes. Witchcraft also is open to both men and women, but thanks to sexism it has been assigned to women, which could be why the male witches in the story never seem to be in any danger. No believes they could be capable of witchcraft, but they are.

  79. StarterSteel

    See this is what would have happened if even one of them were a real witch.

  80. Haidy Bug

    Nothing like killing white womenfolk

  81. Haidy Bug

    Oh shit
    Her reflection didn’t turn when they came to get her lol

  82. Haidy Bug

    Satan take the wheel
    Take it from my hands

  83. Abdul Malik Bashiir

    The funs of the blacklist☝️

  84. William xu

    The Blacklist led me here!

  85. E.Gabriel1

    Blacklist music

  86. Sarah Wagner

    I was under the impression that this was written about post partum depression?

  87. Savage_Queen

    Loving this song. I have the lyrics memorize lolz

  88. matthew the chosen one flatt

    They used the wrong lanterns for this video for the look they were going for

  89. honeybee1420

    Who's here from mafia 3

  90. David Minasyan

    MAFIA III thank you

  91. ebony taylor

    Wait a minute....are those Phi Beta Sigma stepping???....
    Layers, wow

  92. Guilherme Palugan

    The Blacklist

  93. Janisa Woods

    THIS VIDEO IS GENIOUS!

  94. ali saeed

    I've just come straight from the blacklist season 6 episode 4 for this song 🥰🥰🥰

  95. Fucking Awesome

    like if blacklist ...

  96. taskateeter

    Incredibly well done!!