Following the river

If the water has just one way
if I'm following the river
if the night is cold and silent
and I'm left outside to shiver
if I know where I am going
for there is no other way
if the clouds above me gather
and the light they take away

If my mind is like the water
if my mind goes with the river
there is just one way to go
and the road will always be there
If I take the words that come to me
as the first strikes of a war
if the light is shining brightly
but I can't see it anymore

You've got to teach me before the lies can reach me
teach me how to listen to the truth I' missing
And then you've got to tell me the names of those beside me
Come, take me away, show me there's a way
and then there is another
Come and speak to the water,
make it disappear.
I'm still waiting here
for your words that always get me
to the other side of the river in my mind

In the middle of the real world
I'm still following my river
but the things will be all right
if you just agree to be there
and to tolerate the flow of words
all the words I will get wrong
you can skip the words and read the sound
to find truth into their core

You've got to teach me before the lies can reach me
teach me how to listen to the truth I' missing
And then you've got to tell me the names of those beside me
Come, take me away, show me there's a way
and then there is another
Come and speak to the water,
make it disappear.
I'm still waiting here
for your words that always get me
to the other side of the river in my mind

This is not a world for those who are not good when it comes to words
too much, too loud, too harsh, too strange or always not enough
So I count on you to come close to me and to whisper the right answer
and the true names of the things

You've got to teach me before the lies can reach me
teach me how to listen to the truth I' missing
And then you've got to tell me the names of those beside me
Come, take me away, show me there's a way
and then there is another
Come and speak to the water,
make it disappear.
I'm still waiting here
for your words that always get me
to the other side of the river in my mind