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Re: Sometimes a river

Posted by Smokey Stover on August 04, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Sometimes a river posted by Baceseras on August 04, 2007

: : : : Does anyone know what the phrase "...but sometimes a river" means? Like why would someone conclude a sentence with that? It's more or less driving me crazy trying to get to the bottom of that.

: : : "Usually I swim in a lake, but sometimes a river." Is that the sort of sentence you mean or is there more to it?

: : I'm confused, too. What's the complete sentence, and what is it from?
: : SS

: Maybe it's "Sometime ... or never." Someone could be declining to do a task that was asked of him: "Sure, I'll get around to that ... sometime .... [then under the breath:] or never."

Sometimes A River The String Cheese Incident lyrics
Artist: The String Cheese Incident
Album: One Step Closer
Year: 2005

I was cleaning the ash from the fire
and putting the party away
helping out all of my lost friends
to see the light of day

I was feeling the wind through the windows
Sometimes it crashed through the wall
seems like it comes out of nowhere
theres no warning at all

chorus
sometimes a river
sometimes a river
runs dry
sometimes a river
sometimes a river
runs high
...........................................
There's lots more. See, inter alia,

http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/string_cheese_incident_the_lyrics_4463/one_step_closer_lyrics_14326/sometimes_a_river_lyrics_166245.html

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