the river of sin

the world is getting darker with every day
I haven’t got a god but feel the need to pray
can you tell me where I’m going, or how to begin
all I am is washed up, in a river of sin

I used to know what hope is but now I forget
the causes that we fight for are receding yet
there’s a maggot in my apple, and I just bit in
all I am is washed up, in a river of sin

seldom have I seen you with a happy smile
and the way that things are going it will be a while
meanwhile I just stand here, take it on the chin
all I am is washed up, in a river of sin

for every true depression there’s a phony high
I could wish you ‘have a good day’ but it’d be a lie
we used to have a fat chance, but even that’s got thin
all I am is washed up, in a river of sin

tell me that it’s worth it and I’ll struggle on
the game of life ain’t over till the last of us is gone
and despite the odds against us, we still might win
or maybe we’re just washed up, in the river of sin

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  1. Washed up, I think, is better than washed down. 🙂 (unless you’re my vitamin) 🙂
    Wishing you a good day, sunovawot!

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    • Washed up, washed down, washed out: you pays your money and takes your choice 😀

      And thank you, a good day to you, too 😀

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  2. damommza

     /  September 28, 2014

    That was excellent…I heard Cohen’s voice in my head with every stanza. Applause for this one!

    Reply

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