The River (Never Freezes Anymore)

from Revival Beach by The Burning Hell

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Remember when we were kids, we'd go skating on the river near the famous drowning of seventy-two
I was so bad at skating but I wanted to move like Kurt Browning for you
And the ice was so clear we could see our reflections in it
I fell down and bruised my tailbone just to get your attention for a minute

Well now we're old
And it never gets cold
I'm still sore
And the river never freezes anymore

Remember that winter when we got snowed in and the power was out for a couple days or so
Your parents stayed inside and got wasted and they thought we didn't know
But we waited until they were fast asleep and poured their half empty glasses into mason jars
And we went out that night and laid down on the river, and that was the first time I think I really noticed the stars

We went careening down the ice
Contravening advice
You kissed me at the bridge by the store
And the river never freezes anymore

Let's be honest, I look better in a parka than a bathing suit
And I was wearing a very nice parka that night on the river when you told me I wasn't exactly good looking, but you thought I was cute
I was like, I'm barely a teenager, I'm not supposed to believe in nostalgia
But I remember predicting I'd feel it later, that night on the river when I held you

Well, I guess I told me so
And that's how it goes
Here's to all the dinosaurs
'Cause the river never freezes anymore


from Revival Beach, released September 29, 2017
Written by Mathias Kom.
Darren Browne: bass
Ariel Sharratt: drums, solina, vocals
Mathias Kom: guitar, shaker, vocals


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The Burning Hell

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and consists of him plus Ariel Sharratt (clarinet and drums) and Darren Browne (bouzouki and bass).


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