Song Name: The River

Songwriter: Kevin Romine

Copyright: 2018

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Lyrics:

If you follow that creek to the top of that hill
And you listen real close you can hear them still
Workin down on the banks of the Osage River
So they can build a damn and sell the power they deliver
When they filled the lake in
So many homes forsaken
Tell me how much more could they have taken
Give me back the river

The year was 1929 the people took a stand
They didn?t want to see the water rise didn?t want to see if flood their land
Around the great depression the government had a plan
They said give up your possession save everything you can
Everything they?d claim their right to eminent domain
But now there?s nothin, nothin quite the same
So give me back the river
Gimme back the river

People had to liver their lives
Watchin the water rise week by week
Fillin in the valley buryin old Linn Creek
Water everywhere no one seemed to care there?s a home left there let?s burn it down
Better tell the people, people in Irontown
That their home and everything they?ve known
Is about to drown
Gimme back gimme back gimme back the river
Gimme back gimme back gimme back the river
Gimme back gimme back gimme back the river
Gimme back gimme back gimme back the river
If you follow that creek to the top of that hill
And you listen real close you can hear them still
Gimme back gimme back the river
Gimme back the river