Music and Lyrics by Tony Verderosa. Additional Lyrics by Boola and Aaron Krueger. Featured artists, Boola and Jeni Fujita.

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Lyrics

"Shadow River"  - Lyrics  

VERSE 1
Shadow river found it's way back again,
Deep inside my heart I could feel it today.

I thought I had it beat this time   - -  but ‘cha know,
 - -  Water always seems to finds it's way.

I'm Like a Mad Cellist reaching for a new high
just trying  to make sense of the notes on the page.

Working so hard but the strings melt as I play,
and I struggle with the dark thoughts - - on even sunny days, OK


CHORUS   
Shadow river move me right along
Keep me down but not for too long

Water rages on but I hold the line
Ain't heading back till I am out of time.

Sometimes I feel like I'm all alone
crashing down stream so far from home.

Ain't nobodies fault and it ain't my own
Some people just born with it etched in stone.


VERSE 2
Shadow River got me rolling up again
Thoughts heavy on my mind, I can feel it tonight
I live my life stressed, everyday its sink or swim
I need a life vest, that's the way it’s always been
Since I can barely remember, back one year in November
I found out I was different, teachers’ labeled me gifted
But it was more like a curse, my thoughts would get twisted
Somehow I made it through the storm, but the fog never lifted 

And it hurts
Inside, so now I do whatever works
To ease the pain, so it don’t get worse
At night I pray to God to show me the answers for which I ....SEARCH  (ha')

CHORUS

VERSE 3
There are days when I escape the Dark Waters and drive in my car for miles…
Hoping to hear the sounds on the radio
in a positive way……. wish this pain would go away  - like it did back in the day
Before angels in black gowns spoke thoughts of doubt and self hate in my ear.

When Life became out of focus, and unclear,
I Couldn’t tell the difference between lies and truth beneath the veneer.. (UH)

(Yeah)  -   I had to strip away the fear and remember life is on my side - - -  if I just listen
Took on a New Position - - (uh)   with love and gratitude…..
I'm Gonna “out run” the attitude when Haters try and me bring back to the river but I don’t let 'em,
INSIDE and I'm careful when I confide.

and avoid negative feedback - - - - I Won't walk around self-medicated,
‘Gettin’ Back on Track, RE-DEDICATED -  to my true self.....BUILDING COURAGE

And I'm Not afraid to ask for help, but it hurts inside, so now I do whatever works
To ease the pain, so it don’t get worse….

Soon as I WAKE UP, I pray to God FIRST, for all that I SEARCH
I didn't have the care - Now I'm AWARE, and Alert, didn't Make it to Church -
But the Spirit Lies Inside, Had to RISE FROM THE DIRT. (uh)

CHORUS OUT….Fade

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