The River

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The water hides a tide
A force so strong it pulls me in
Dragged down to the depths
Eroded lives are left behind

The river guides the flow
A calm belies the storm ahead
The waters open up
The current washes me away

Water wears the stone
The rock begins to crack.
Can it make a mountain move?
The river guides the flow

One stone is cast
One life is cast away
From the deepest of depths
The waters remain

Drowning and healing
Let the waters flow over me
Flow with the current
The river guides the flow
Wash away my past
Leave me with what once has been
Rebirth comes in waves
The crack becomes a break

The river runs so deep
It cuts through what we are

Behind each ripple a lifetime
With those tides we live and die

Rain falls down
And washes me away
Leaves another man
To face these floods
Without my past
The river pulls me down
To the bed below
Where I am free
To rise again
Bathed in my blood
I open my eyes
And alone I stand

Waters flow to the mountain
To taste the cold of the rock inside
Eroding its center down

Slowly breaking its will
The tide ebbs and wanes
The water forgives all
Washes away our sins
The river guides the flow

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from By The Stone, released December 21, 2012
By The Stone, Mathew Dix, Allan Arico

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By The Stone Massachusetts

By The Stone is a dark melodic progressive metal band from the Boston/Worcester area. We just wrapped up our first EP and are playing shows in the New England area.

Our band members are: Jim Miller - Keyboards/Vocals, Matt Murphy - Guitars/Vocals, Sean Daudelin - Drums/Percussion, Rob Miller - Bass/Vocals
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