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Ellis Paul



I'm skipping stones
at the edge of the dock
A fog came rolling in,
quiet like a hawk
The river's so smooth,
it could shatter with a rock
It felt like I was walking on water

Then the doctor's daughter
came and dove right in
Lord Almighty,
She's in nothing but skin
I could turn my head
but she may never come again
She's filling the sky
with her laughter

You're shaking the timbers
You're rattling the leaves
theres a full moon rising
in front of me
come and stake your claim in my memory

Did the good Lord send you
down to deliver me
Come lay  your head in a bed of leaves
I am here, I am yours for the taking

Well, around about midnight
on a riverboat ride
I'm a mandolin jukebox
and Annie's at my side
One bottle empty,
one waiting like a bride
She's dancing like light on the water

We've got six weeks till college
Six weeks and then we're gone
Oh, life is like a river
And the river's rolling on
So come on, Annie
you taste like brandy
will you kiss me awake come morning?

I can't promise a lifetime of tomorrows
What tomorrow brings God only knows
I know this about tomorrow
We're filling it with sorrow
if we let tonight just end    


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Ellis Paul Publishing