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  1. Never End

This song came as a sudden inspiration when camping on the Kizu river, watching a young couple walking along through the tall golden grasses struggling with all their emotions, the mix of happiness and insecurity, expectation and anxiety palpable from a distance.  While there was some tightening of the verses, it was one of those rare magic songs that came out almost all at once. Simple and clear yet dealing with samsara, the wheel of joy and pain in the natural setting of a river, Heraclitus' symbol of constant change.  

Lyrics

Never End.© Roman Rhodes, 2013It’s seems like forever,Thought I’d never get to feel this way again.The evening comes,the river runs; I don’t want this day to ever end.This morning It’s trueI didn’t even know you. You’re what they call a godsend.My miserywashed down river from me. I don’t want this day to ever end. 
Chorus: Rolling river rolling on.           Washing love and life and dreams away from me.           Or is it that  I’m just holding on           To the way I think things ought to be?
If we walk real slowAs we go hand in hand to the river’s bend?Will realityStay away from me? I don’t want this day to ever end.                 I’ve listened toYour cares and dues. Oh, how my heart did rend.I’ve eased your pain,Made you smile again. I don’t want this day to ever end.     Repeat Chorus + InstrumentalThe grasses brushYour thighs. Your blush with golden rays do blend.Your smile fades                 The sun-gilt glades. I don’t want this day to ever end.                 If sand and rocksCould only talk, I’m sure their voices they’d lendTo my refrain,They’d sigh and say, I don’t want this day to ever end.                 Repeat ChorusBut with the river’s flow,I’m sure you’ll go back down to the city of men.And realitywill take you from me; I don’t want this day to ever end.