The River

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lyrics

like a good christian daughter
i went down in the river to pray
but no matter how hard i tried
i couldn’t wash that sin away


like my mama always told me
hide your figure hide your shame
so i clung my robes about me tight
but they looked on anyway


as i waded in that river
the water rose up cold and strong
daddy pulled me deeper to his side
i could feel him twist my arm


i was swallowed by the current
and their prayers were bearing down
but no matter how hard they tried
i decided not to drown

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from Forbidden Fruit, released August 19, 2016

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The Leonas Saint Louis, Missouri

The Leonas are an acoustic duo based in St. Louis. Forged from familiar hymns and myths, their songs and stories are their own. Steph Plant plays guitar, Sarah Vie violin, and together they sing. Soulful and earnest, their music offers celebration and unflinching appraisal in equal measure. They strive for peace, but do not overlook the obstacles.
Steph and Sarah established The Leonas in 2015
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