The River

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About The River

"The River" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tea Party. It was released as a single in Australia and the UK, where it reached #79 in the UK Singles Chart, #99 in Australia, and was a promotional single in Canada and the USA. The music video was shot in Toronto, directed by Floria Sigismondi and features a cameo by Roy Harper."The River" was the band's first single and is a standard three-piece rock composition with a lot of Wah-wah pedal. An acoustic version with tar (lute), santur and drums was recorded in August 1995 at Studio Morin Heights (Morin Heights) for Alhambra but appears as a B-side on the "Temptation" single and the European Triptych Special Tour Edition 2000 album.  


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1993
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Sailing down, down the Styx again,
Without you my love, I want to return but then,
I see all my friends, they want me to join but then,
They all melt away, without you alone.

And the river's running through my veins.
Lately she don't seem the same.
And the blood keeps calling out my name.

I pass by the sins, left by a different man,
The tides brought them here, cast by a different hand.
And the wisps of the winds, blow with the Styx again.
Pushing me on, without you alone.

And the river's running through my veins.
Lately she don't seem the same.
And the blood keeps calling out my name.

And the river running down
And the river running down
And the river running down
And the river

My will must be strong, to rise with a different light.
My will must belong, I'm still pushing for different heights.
And the wisps of the winds blow with the Styx again.
The river runs red, and I'm left alone.

And the river's running through my veins.
Lately she don't seem the same.
And the blood keeps calling out my name.
And the river's running.

Help me baby

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The Tea Party

The Tea Party is a Canadian rock band with blues, progressive rock, Indian and Middle Eastern influences, dubbed "Moroccan roll" by the media. Active throughout the 1990s up until 2005 when the band broke up, The Tea Party released eight albums on EMI Music Canada, selling 1.6 million records worldwide, and achieving a No. 1 Canadian single "Heaven Coming Down" in 1999. more »

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Written by: DARREN MULLIGAN, PATRICK MARTIN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, MIKE CURB MUSIC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

SONG FACTS
"The River" is a single by the Canadian rock band The Tea Party from their 1993 album 'Splendor Solis.'
NATURE OF SONG
It is a combination of rock, blues, and progressive music styles that reflect the distinctive sound of The Tea Party.
CHART PERFORMANCE
The song reached number one on the Canadian Billboard Singles Chart and remained in the top position for several weeks.
MUSIC VIDEO
The music video for "The River" features the band performing in a desert-like environment, symbolizing themes of solitude and spiritual quest.
INSPIRATION
The Tea Party's primary songwriter, Jeff Martin, has cited both English and Eastern musical traditions as influential in creating the sound for "The River."
SONG STRUCTURE
What sets "The River" apart musically is its unique structure, with verses and choruses equally weighted in significance and shifting rhythms throughout.
BAND SUCCESS
The success of "The River" significantly contributed to 'Splendor Solis' being certified double platinum in Canada.
LIVE PERFORMANCES
"The River" remains a fan favorite at The Tea Party's live shows, often inspiring audience sing-alongs.
USE IN MEDIA
Over the years, the song has been used in numerous TV shows and films, solidifying its impact on pop culture.
SONG MEANING
While the song lyrics offer some degree of interpretation, the general message revolves around self-realisation and the journey to find one's identity.

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