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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicLyrics · 1 decade ago

Can someone please point out any differences or similarities between the song "The river" by Bruce Springsteen

and "River" by Joni Mitchell

Thanks in advance...best answer gets 10 points

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    River by Joni Mitchell:

    It's coming on christmas

    They're cutting down trees

    They're putting up reindeer

    And singing songs of joy and peace

    Oh I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    But it don't snow here

    It stays pretty green

    I'm going to make a lot of money

    Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene

    I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    I wish I had a river so long

    I would teach my feet to fly

    Oh I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    I made my baby cry

    He tried hard to help me

    You know, he put me at ease

    And he loved me so naughty

    Made me weak in the knees

    Oh I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    I'm so hard to handle

    I'm selfish and I'm sad

    Now I've gone and lost the best baby

    That I ever had

    Oh I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    I wish I had a river so long

    I would teach my feet to fly

    Oh I wish I had a river

    I made my baby say goodbye

    It's coming on christmas

    They're cutting down trees

    They're putting up reindeer

    And singing songs of joy and peace

    I wish I had a river

    I could skate away on

    "The River" by Bruce Springstein:

    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'd drive out of this valley down to where the fields where 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 19th 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 thing 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

    Bruce Springsteen - The River

    lyrics from http://www.6lyrics.com

    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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