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Chapman

While walking on the bank of the wild wild river, just losing the day
An old man appeared, I was a feared and started moving away
He said: 'I mean you no harm' - and his
voice it was calming to my troubled mind
He went on and said: 'Son, boy don't you runaway blind'

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From the very first cry, very first cry
From the very first cry, it comes

So I stopped and I turned, he looked at me eyes holding gentle concern
'Take the heat off your brow, please, suffer an old man's tongue'
'Cause if you worry your life then like
the wild wild river, it'll never stay long
Unlike winters go round and summers go south and it's gone .

From the very first cry, very first cry
From the very first cry, it comes
The long goodbye, yeah

Well, I lost myself down by the wild wild river and pondered upon
What was meant by who was sent but now was gone
On reflection it seems, simple naive in the face of despair
But if I'm losing my way, it helps me to climb that stair

From the very first cry, very first cry
From the very first cry, it comes
The long goodbye

Ah, here it comes
..., Mmm
Here it comes (the long goodbye, the long goodbye)
The long goodbye (the long goodbye, the long goodbye)
Here it comes, the long goodbye
... (The long goodbye)

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