The River

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Wally Boag , who for nearly 30 years and 40,000 performances delighted youngsters (and their parents) as Pecos Bill, the wide-eyed Old West traveling salesman in the Golden Horseshoe Revue at Disneyland, died on Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 90.

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9. The River (Wally Boag, 1920-2011)

Here I come from the deep deep dark with a shiver in my body and a secret in my heart. I got water in my boots and a pocketful of stones, saying, “What’s it gonna take for you to let me back home?” Pull me together, honey, pull me apart; I can almost hear the river in the rhythm of your heart. A couple years ago on a cool dark night we were passing by the river and we had a little fight. I took a long hard dive to the cold river bed with a bellyful of water and a vision in my head. Pull me together, honey, pull me apart; if the river is a killer it can never reach my heart. Well I heard you moved on, found a good strong man, takes you fishing in a pickup on the weekends when he can. But one of these nights when the cold wind moans, gonna rise from the river, take these lonely bones back home. Pull me together, honey, pull me apart; I can almost hear the river in the rhythm of your heart.

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from The Afterneath, released November 11, 2014

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Jascha Hoffman's concept-driven albums mine dark themes to produce subtle and bittersweet songs that span genres from indie folk to classic pop.

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