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    Poisnivy
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    Default PLEASE help! 90s song, guy singing about a river

    Hi, I'm a newbie and I really need some help. I was in Winn Dixe the other night and I caught the tail end of one of my favorite songs from the 90's.

    I never knew who sang it or the name. It was a guy singing, a real sad, beautiful song. About his love who had drowned in a river, I remember the chorus always ended w/ "by the river" the word river was broken down like "riiii, iver" I wish I could sing you the tune on here coz that's really all the lyrics I can remember.

    Anyways, this is really driving me crazy and I would really appreciate your help.

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    Hi!

    Could it be "The River" by Bruce Springsteen?

    "I come from down in the valley
    Where mister, when you're young
    They bring you up to do like your daddy done
    Me and Mary we met in high school
    When she was just seventeen
    We'd drive out of this valley down to where the fields where green

    We'd go down to the river
    And into the river we'd dive
    Oh down to the river we'd ride

    Then I got Mary pregnant
    And, man, that was all she wrote
    And for my 19th birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
    We went down to the courthouse
    And the judge put it all to rest
    No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
    No flowers, no wedding dress

    That night we went down to the river
    And into the river we'd dive
    Oh down to the river we did ride

    I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
    But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
    Now all them thing that seemed so important
    Well, mister they vanished right into the air
    Now I just act like I don't remember
    Mary acts like she don't care

    But I remember us riding in my brother's car
    Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
    At night on them banks I'd lie awake
    And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
    Now those memories come back to haunt me
    They haunt me like a curse
    Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    Or is it something worse,
    that sends me
    Down to the river
    though I know the river is dry
    That sends me down to the river tonight
    Down to the river
    My baby and I
    Oh down to the river we ride"

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    Poisnivy
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    Red face thanks, but no that's not it

    It's actually quite close to what I remember it (the lyrics) being like, but it's not the same song. In fact.. I "think" it did have something about "me and mary" or at lease a woman's name... man this is so frustrating.. I'm going to have to spend all day in Winn Dixie and hope that song comes back on!

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    wut up negro
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    neil young.... but it's not from the 90s.

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    Oisin Sidhe
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    Is The Song 'hazard' By Richard Marx? The Song Is About A Girl Named Mary That Went Missing Down By The River And He Is Accused Of Killing Her, But Swears He Didn't Do It. It's A Slow Song And I Liked It When It Came Out In The 90s.
    The Lyrics At The End Of The Song Are Something Like: "i Swear I Left Her By The River, I Swear I Left Her Safe And Sound. I Need To Make It To The River And Leave This Old Nebraska Town."

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    daniv
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    is it by Billy Joel? I don't know the title, but i think its by him

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    Poisnivy
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    Oisin Sidhe! That's it! I was trying so hard to remember what came before "by the river" But that's it. Hazard, I never would have thought do use that as my search word. Thanks so much!

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    Poisnivy
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    Talking Thanks!

    I really appreciate all you guys' help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisnivy View Post
    Oisin Sidhe! That's it! I was trying so hard to remember what came before "by the river" But that's it. Hazard, I never would have thought do use that as my search word. Thanks so much!
    I have been looking for this song for YEARS!! I finally came upon your post and found it! Thanks so much!

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