John Twist

Music

Black Raven River

03:50
John Twist
2003
John Twist

Lyrics

Black Raven River

Cindy Sue took me on down
To where my favorite place is found
Tuggin’ on my hand winding through the wood
Till on the river bank we stood
By the waters of Black Raven River

There’s a ripple of fear on a river of laugher
She got in the water, bade me get in after
Her clothes there tangle with mine
Where we left them on the shoreline
By the waters of Black Raven River

Wading in the shallows the skulking wolf mocks
As ice water drags us over brutal rocks
Raccoon priest safe on dry land
Offers up a prayer and washes his hands
In the waters of Black Raven River

The Ravens clatter and caterwaul
Where the river turns to waterfall
Our tangle of limbs torn by flood
Spring melt swirling up dark mud
From the bottom of the Black Raven River

Catfish Sage bigger than a man
Swam out of his hole and dragged me to land
Said the only reflection black water will give
Is looking up from where I live
At the bottom of the Black Raven River
Memory and dream flow into one
I see Cindy Sue’s face filled with sun
But she’s far away on the other side
Briar underbrush breaking her stride
Away from the Black Raven River