Phil
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Phil asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicLyrics · 2 months ago

In the Springsteen song " The River" does the protagonist in the song drive down to the river at the end of the song to kill his baby ?

Seeing that everything seemed to go wrong soon after hie and his young girlfriend had an unwanted baby.

Or have I just got a really dark imagination ?

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  • 2 months ago
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    They go down to the river to rekindle their youth. 

    Not to kill a baby. 

    Springsteen is not Stephen King.

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  • 1 month ago

    Read through the lyrics and decide for yourself.

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  • Phil
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The River ( Lyrics).

    Bruce Springsteen.

    I come from down in the valley

    Where, mister, when you're young

    They bring you up to do like your daddy done

    Me and Mary we met in high school

    When she was just seventeen

    We drive out of this valley

    Down to where the fields were green

    We'd go down to the river

    And into the river we'd dive

    Oh, down to the river we'd ride

    Then I got Mary pregnant

    And man that was all she wrote

    And for my nineteenth birthday

    I got a union card and a wedding coat

    We went down to the courthouse

    And the judge put it all to rest

    No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle

    No flowers no wedding dress

    That night we went down to the river

    And into the river we'd dive

    Oh down to the river we did ride

    I got a job working construction

    For the Johnstown Company

    But lately there ain't been much work

    On account of the economy

    Now all them things that seemed so important

    Well mister they vanished right into the air

    Now I just act like I don't remember

    Mary acts like she don't care

    But I remember us riding in my brother's car

    Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir

    At night on them banks I'd lie awake

    And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take

    Now those memories come back to haunt me

    They haunt me like a curse

    Is a dream a lie if it don't come true

    Or is it something worse

    That sends me down to the river

    Though I know the river is dry

    That sends me down to the river tonight

    Down to the river

    My baby and I

    Oh down to the river we ride

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  • dman63
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    According to azlyrics.com, it’s about Springsteen’s sister’s married life.  She married young, and Springsteen wrote the song based on conversations he had with her husband.

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  • 2 months ago

    No it's so he can kill his girlfriend.

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  • Alan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, you  got a really dark imagination  

    That is not in the song . 

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  • 2 months ago

    possibly planned parenthood

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