The Gates/Take Me To The River

 

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THE GATES / TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
The Gates – Words and Music by Mark Growden
Take me to the Water – Based on a traditional with new words and music by Mark Growden
Sparked by a line by Jenya Chernoff

If the gates that hold the tears of this world were to open
We’d all be washed away
If the stories those tears have to tell were spoken
We’d nothing left to say

The water is slowly risin’
The water, it just keeps risin’

If the gates that hold the tears of this world were to open
We’d all be washed away
If the stories those tears have to tell were spoken

The water is slowly risin’
The water, it just keeps risin’

The gates can’t take
The weight any more
The river is washing them away
We could swim back to the shore
Oh the tides so strong today

The gates can’t take
The weight any more
The river is washing them away
We could swim back to the shore
Oh the tides so strong today
Time to drift
And pray

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Listen to her callin’
Oh listen to her callin’
Oh listen
She’s callin’ out your name

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Everyone is welcome
All y’all are welcome
Every soul is welcome
Be you a virgin, a whore, a sinner or a saint

Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Oh won’t you take me to the water
Lay me down, lay me down at her side

Take me home
Won’t you take me home

© MARK GROWDEN | rsneight designs