The River

by Ancient Country Wisdom

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This is the first song from the upcoming album The Holy Ghost Story by Ancient Country Wisdom.


In this imperfect arc,
a city, in the dark,
dreams of a river of light,
dreams of a river of night,

and the man,
and the ships that swim,
and the fish who defeated him,
chained to the mystical light,
chained to the anchor tonight.

In the river of time,
holy water into wine.
We have to lay it down
to prove that there was a sound.

River deep, mountain high,
see you on the other side.
If I get there before,
meet me on that beautiful shore.

In this imperfect heart,
a city in the dark
dreams of a river of night,
dreams of a river of light.


released November 14, 2010
lyrics by David Clark Perry
music by David Clark Perry & Noah Brown

recorded by Anthony Molina in Kingston, NY
produced & mixed by Anthony Molina & ACW
additional mixing by Jonathan Ashley at Echo Mountain, Asheville, NC

David Clark Perry: vocals, guitar
Noah Brown: guitar, background vocals
Michael Gira: background vocals
Siobhan Duffy: background vocals
Grasshopper: guitar

cover art from a painting by Terry Rowlett


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