12. Dr. Dog – “Find The River”

By Stereogum / September 25, 2007

Dr. Dog On “Find The River”
“We chose ‘Find The River’ ’cause we’ve always liked it ? It’s a really pretty song.”

Dr. Dog

Mike Mills On “Find The River”
“‘Find The River’ is a beautiful thing. That was actually done at John Keane’s studio in Athens. It was pretty much a demo, but the demo was so well done that we ended up using it for the record.”

Check out Blanche‘s cover of “Find The River” here.

“Find The River” lyrics
Hey now, little speedyhead,
the read on the speedmeter says
you have to go to task in the city
where people drown and people
serve.
Don’t be shy. Your just deserve
Is only just light years to go.

Me, my thoughts are flower
strewn
ocean storm, bayberry moon.
I have got to leave to find my
way.
Watch the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes.
Nothing is going my way.

The ocean is the river’s goal,
a need to leave the water knows
We’re closer now than light years
to go.

I have got to find the river,
bergamot and vetiver
run through my head and fall
away.
Leave the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes.
Nothing is going my way.

There’s no one left to take the
lead,
but I tell you and you can see
we’re closer now than light years
to go.
Pick up here and chase the ride.
The river empties to the tide.
Fall into the ocean.

The river to the ocean goes,
A fortune for the undertow.
None of this is going my way.
There is nothing left to throw
of Ginger, lemon, indigo,
coriander stem and rose of hay.
Strength and courage overrides
the privileged and weary eyes
of river poet search naivete.
Pick up here and chase the ride.
The river empties to the tide.
All of this is coming your way.