Dry The River

Thursday 06 June, 2013 at 9:32 am

Dry The River is one of Britain’s best new musical exports. Killer melodies and intelligent lyrics. This feature was a no-brainer. Here’s why:

New Ceremony

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Lyrics

I waited by your bedside,
And couldn’t close my eyes all night.
I named you like a prayer.

It’s anybody’s guess how,
The angel of doubt came down,
And crept into your bed.

But after we danced to the shipping forecast,
The words escaped your mouth:
“I know it’s gotta stop love, but I don’t know how.”

Now the stairs forget your shoes,
And the gate don’t creak for want of you.
But the jury’s out on me.

We’re wise beyond our years,
But we’re good at bad ideas, my love.
Or so it seems to be.

Shine a little light,
Don’t wrestle with the night,
Don’t think about the future now.
I know it’s gotta stop love but I don’t know how.

My little one,
My kettle drum,
I know I had a message at the start.

My babel tongue,
My come-undone,
I know I had a message at the start.

My prison kiss,
My dying wish,
I know I had a message at the start
But it up and abandoned us, when we were sleeping in our beds.

Shine a little light,
Don’t wrestle with the night,
Don’t think about the future now.
I know it’s gotta stop love but I don’t know how.

My little one,
My kettle drum,
I know I had a message at the start.

My babel tongue,
My come-undone,
I know I had a message at the start.

My prison kiss,
My dying wish,
I know I had a message at the start
But it up and abandoned us, when we were sleeping in our beds.

It’s anybody’s guess how the angel of doubt laid down
Sand beneath our house.
I know it’s gotta stop love, but I don’t know how.

No Rest

Music Video

Lyrics

I used to be a king alone
Like Solomon or Rehoboam
And in the eaves, the Corvidae
Did jealous keep my picture frames
And everything did oxidate in place.

But then you came, a single cell
With astrolabe and carousel
And algebra and symmetry
And none of this was lost on me
And I could see how still I’d been before

If I don’t eat, I don’t sleep at all
Like limbs in procession,
Like so many birds
Stampeding like oxen,
Our hearts are a herd

I loved you in the best
I loved you in the best way possible
I loved you in the best

Did you see the light in my heart?
Did you see the sweat on my brow?
Did you see the fear in my heart?
Did you see me bleeding out?

I loved you in the best
I loved you in the best way possible
I loved you in the best way possible
I loved you in the best way possible
I loved you in the best…