Judgement man

On the bench again

Telling me what I've done wrong
Judgement man
Throws away the key
Says he's putting me where I belong

Government man

On my tv screen

Telling me what's right for me

But the government man
On the tv screen
Doesn't see things that I can see

He's calling:

Trust me need me

Put your faith in my lies

Believe me
Trust me need me
We're moving on

Cos we're past believing


We are a river flowing

We are a river flowing
And you can't turn the river round

Why don't you jump in the river and drown

Police man

On the beat again

Beating all that he can find

Criminal man

On the street again

Steal instead of serving time
Preacher man

On the satellite

Says he gonna save my heart
All it takes is a telephone call

And a current credit card

He's crying:

Hold me feel me
Put your hands on my head and heal me

Hold me fleece me

We're moving on

Cos we're past believing

For too long now

You've denied the truth

Now you have to face your fear

Cos for too long now

You've had all the power

But you can't last another year


Face me see me
Realise that I'm what you made me

Hear me join me
Or stand aside as the tide come sweeping
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A River Flowing Lyrics

Stiff Little Fingers – A River Flowing Lyrics

Songwriters: JAKE BURNS
A River Flowing lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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