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The River Runs Low

In a lot of our songs there’s a search for love mixed with other strong emotions that come from events beyond control. The boyfriend or girlfriend left behind in this song has to deal with a town that’s also going through hard times.

But even though I start off focusing on things like unemployment, a drought and a cold autumn, pretty soon it’s clear that the main reason for feeling so down is pure loneliness.

I hope it’s also clear where the sweetheart has gone – where they call the brown hills “golden”.

John Hornsby

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Boston, MA
Band show; soundboard
May 25 1996

 

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