Sarah McLachlan: River Meaning
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Song Released: 2006
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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
anonymous 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
anonymous 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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