The River

“The River”
by Garth Brooks

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin’ as it flows
And a dreamer’s just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what’s behind you
And never knowing what’s in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores…

And, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

There’s bound to be rough waters
And I know I’ll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all…

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
‘Til the river runs dry

7 thoughts on “The River

  1. Brock, a fellow Wild at Heart fan here. Wanted to say I liked the look of your blog and patterned my first blog ever after yours. Thanks and I hope your move from Colorado went well!

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  2. @Lori, I love Ansel Adams photography. Something about those black and white mountain landscapes that amplifies the mystery of God and nature. Glad to see you today!@Duane, I’d like to hear that trio! Sounds like a terrific video post opportunity for Facebook. :)@David, man. That deep longing in me for the river and the mountain will never go away, no matter where I roam. Mmm.@Kris, yep, you can make it through it. Somehow I keep managing to make it through every fall, though each time I think I’ll never get back up. Thanks for sharing that, brutha!

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  3. “There’s bound to be rough watersAnd I know I’ll take some fallsBut with the good Lord as my captainI can make it through them all…”This has been my life for the past five days and it seems like the ‘make it through’ part might come after all… not just yet, but it’s on it’s way.Thanks for the post, the timing couldn’t have been better!

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  4. That picture is amazing, and I have to say that I am not a huge Garth Brooks fan, but that is a great song. Thanks for the encouraging post 🙂

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