River    (video)

 

                  Em                                   C 

I've been a liar, been a thief, been a lover, been a cheat,

           Em                                         C               Am

all my sins need holy water, feel it washin' over me.

                  Em

Well, little one, I don't want to admit to something,

C                                          D 

    if all it's gonna cause is pain,  

Em                                               C                   Am

     truth in my lies right now are falling like the rain,

                        Em

so let the river run.

 

  Em

1.    He's coming home with his neck scratched to catch flack,

C

    sweat jackets and dress slacks, mismatch.

    Em

    On his breast jacket is a sex addict and she just wants to

      C                           Am

    exact revenge and get back.

 

               Em

    It's a chess match, she's on his back like a jetpack,

                C

    she's kept track of all his internet chats and guess who just

     Em

    happens to be moving on to the next actually.

               C                                         Am

    Just shit on my last chick and she has what my ex lacks.

 

Em

    'Cause she loves danger, psychopath,

C

    and you don't fuck with no man's girl, even I know that.

Em

    But she's devised some plan to stab him in the back,

        C                                 Am

    knife in hand, says the relationship's hanging by a strand.

 

Em

   So she's been on the web lately,

               C

    says maybe she'll be my Gwen Stacy, to spite her man.

Em

    And I know she's using me to try to play him,

C 

    I don't care, "hi Suzanne", but I shoulda' said "bye Suzanne",

 

    after the first night, but tonight I am.

 

                  Em                                   C 

I've been a liar, been a thief, been a lover, been a cheat,

           Em                                         C               Am

all my sins need holy water, feel it washin' over me.

                  Em

Well, little one, I don't want to admit to something,

C                                          D 

    if all it's gonna cause is pain,  

Em                                               C                   Am

     truth in my lies right now are falling like the rain,

                        Em

so let the river run.

 

     Em

2. One night stand turned into two night stayin', it was cold,

             C

    and some might scram, y'all we hug tight and

                           Em

    he found out, now she feels deserted and used,

                      C                               Am

    'cause he left, so what, he did it first to her, too.

 

     Em

    Now how am I supposed to tell this girl that we're through ?

           C

    It's hard to find the words, I'm aloof, nervous and suited.

                    Em

    When it's too hurtful, but what you deserve is the truth,

                                  C                                     Am

    don't take it personal, I just can't say this in person to you.

 

Em

    So I revert to the studio like Hole In The Wall

      C

    diners, don't have to be reserved in a booth.

  Em

    I just feel like the person who I'm turnin' into's,

            C                                                 Am

    irreversible, I prayed on you like it's church at the pew.

 

                            Em

    And now that I got you, I don't want you,

                                                            C

    took advantage of my thirst to pursue.

 

    Why do I do this dirt that I do ?

                       Em 

    Get off my soapbox and preach, my sermon in speech.

                                C 

    Detergent and bleach is burned in the womb,

 

    'cause now with her in the womb,

 

    we can't bring her in this world, shoulda knew

 

    to use protection 'fore I bit into your forbidden fruit.

 

                  Em                                   C 

I've been a liar, been a thief, been a lover, been a cheat,

           Em                                         C               Am

all my sins need holy water, feel it washin' over me.

                  Em

Well, little one, I don't want to admit to something,

C                                          D 

    if all it's gonna cause is pain,  

Em                                               C                   Am

     truth in my lies right now are falling like the rain,

                        Em

so let the river run.

 

    Em                            G                             C

+  My name's (oh-oh), my name's (oh-oh) Denver (oh-oh), never run,

           Em                      G                      C 

    just call me (oh-oh), call me (oh-oh) River (oh-oh).

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    We'll let the river run.

 

   C                                                                   Em

3.   Always the bride's maid, never the bride, hey,

                                                        C

    fuck can I say, if life was a highway.

                                                                                Em

    The sequel’s an enclave, I’ll be swerving in five lanes,

                                                                           C

    speeds at a high rate like I'm sliding on ice maybe.

                                                                           Em

   That's why I'm made, that came at you sideways,

 

   I can't keep my lies straight.

                   C 

    What I made you terminate my baby,

                     Em

    this love triangle left us in a wreck tangled.

 

                               C 

    What else can I say ? It was fun for a while,

 

    bet I really woulda loved your smile.

 

    Didn't really wanna abort, but fuck it,

                                                                Em

    what's one more lie to tell an unborn child ?

 

                  Em                                   C 

I've been a liar, been a thief, been a lover, been a cheat,

           Em                                         C               Am

all my sins need holy water, feel it washin' over me.

                  Em

Well, little one, I don't want to admit to something,

C                                          D 

    if all it's gonna cause is pain,  

Em                                               C                   Am

     truth in my lies right now are falling like the rain,

                        Em

so let the river run.

 

(orig. capo 4th)    (Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran)