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Sarah McLachlan: River Meaning

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Song Released: 2006


River Lyrics

Its comin' on christmas,
cutting down trees,
putting up reindeer,
singing songs of joy and peace
oh i wish i had a river,
i could skate away on

it don't snow here,
it stays pretty green,
Im gonna make a lot of money
then I'm gonna quit...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd report

    Sarah. Could be singing about my mom. And I could be mom's baby girl. And she made me cry. Cause she made me say goodbye to something or someone. Because I can't have nothing besides her. To love. Or cherish. And that is me wanting skate on away on a river or to fly away any way I could to get away from her. I can daydream. All I want. But never can I go. Cause she can and she will crash all my dreams. Every single time.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 16th report

    To me, it IS assd song...especially the parting notes of Jingle Bells, in minor/decreasing tone. Very sad and somber.

    She mentions she lost her baby, I think thats a loss of a love, not a child or infant, because "...he loved me so naughty..."

    So....its beautifully sad, and her voice is intoxicating. I don't much care for the song, but when it starts I must listen. Crazy

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2013 report

    When I hear this song, I think the story is that he has depression, and had a struggle to be happy. While it's Christmas and everyone else is filled with joy, she just wants to escape. She says "I lossed the best baby, I ever had" I think her child was take from her because she couldn't take of her her :( it's a very sad but meaningful song

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2012 report

    i see it as a very sad song...showing how while everyone else at christmas time is left with great bliss and joy one person needs and wants a river to escape from it all cuz they are in a darker place (such as losing a baby) and the one thing they want for christmas is a river to escape
    to (skate away on) my only favourite christmas song because it explains the true meaning of christmas hope and the struggle to find it and I too want only river to skate away.


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