Red River Girl Lyrics

VanWyck
The sun rises over the isle of men
After the hurricane the river rushes down
I guess I have been luckier than most
I got on to the riverbank

The sun rises over the isle of men
And red is the river after the hurricane
In this kingdom built on bone and marrow
Of these children raised on guilt and sorrow

The sun rises over the isle of men
And the preacher said he's done all he can
To have faith in the powers that be
But my heart is empty, my hope is skin deep

This freedom I bought with obedience
This beauty I paid for in kind
And when this day passes
What will it leave behind
Just another red river girl
A red river girl, a red river girl