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#1179886 - 08/31/21 08:26 AM Rivers of Destiny  
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Never could figure out how to structure this for a song. Advice welcomed.
Rivers of Destiny

You wanted them dangerous, you wanted them mean.
I was the friendship you ran to between,
Flings with the bad boy, the loser, the cheat.
Rivers of destiny flow till they meet.

You wanted adventure, you wanted the thrill.
You wanted a guy with looks that could kill.
I wasnt that dangerous, just steady and kind.
You were drawn to a boy with a dangerous mind.

You weathered the dating and found yourself wed;
Woke up his anger with things that you said.
Hed hit you and slap you and push you around,
Threaten to kill you if he ever found
That youd called in the cops or were trying to leave.
If you doubted his fury hed make you believe.

Last night he left for a night on the town,
Came home drunk and knocked you around.
He passed out cold on the living room floor and
You grabbed a few things and ran for the door.

Rivers of destiny flow till they meet.
You turned at the corner and drove down my street.
Id never seen you beaten and battered so bad
Broken and crying, sadder than sad.

I laid you down on my old feather bed;
Sat on the sofa holding my head;
Waiting in silence for his knock at the door and
The yelling and cussing and calling you whore.

Rivers of destiny flow till the meet;
On calm Monday morning, he turned on my street;
Tried to push past me when I opened the door,
Screaming and cussing Ill kill me a whore.
He was lying there beaten and bloody as hell.
She tugged on my sleeve and I woke from the spell;

I was dangerously different as she held on my arm.
She could see that my love was a fortress from harm;
Anger that flowed from love and not hate.
Rivers of destiny flow to their fate.


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#1179901 - 08/31/21 01:55 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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WOW!

#1179906 - 08/31/21 05:54 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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Always been one i liked but can't figure how to structure it without ruining it.


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#1179949 - 09/02/21 11:34 AM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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As I was reading through this I was thinking that I had heard similar themes in other song but the closest that came to my mind would be the Richard Thompson classic, I believe the title was Vincent 52 Black Lightning about a woman named Molly who was attracted to a dangerous man whose said attraction led to his demise.

But the female character here is also attracted to one who is as well as herself prone to throw caution to the wind. But hey, to some extent that was nearly normal behavior around half a century ago. Quite the opposite is the case today, even before the pandemic hit.

Quite often people who are prone to mood swings will gravitate toward these type of situations. Confess to the sin of being nostalgic for the freer, more swinging times I came of age in. No criminal type activity though.

#1180017 - 09/03/21 12:49 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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I've known a lot of girls and women thru the years who were attracted to bad boys. Tragically some never escape those relationships.


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#1180018 - 09/03/21 12:49 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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I've known a lot of girls and women thru the years who were attracted to bad boys. Tragically some never escape those relationships.


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#1180023 - 09/03/21 03:08 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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Did you see that TV series Ordinary People? This like that ...rivers converge!
Good one, ckiphen.


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#1180026 - 09/03/21 03:34 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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Thanks Bill


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#1180044 - 09/04/21 12:33 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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I don't recall the Ordinary People TV series but do recall the movie of that name which was a change of pace for Mary Tyler Moore. Do you know if that series was an offshoot of the movie of the same name?

#1180049 - 09/04/21 01:33 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: ckiphen]  
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Never saw either one.


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#1180056 - 09/04/21 07:59 PM Re: Rivers of Destiny [Re: beechnut79]  
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Originally Posted by beechnut79
I don't recall the Ordinary People TV series but do recall the movie of that name which was a change of pace for Mary Tyler Moore. Do you know if that series was an offshoot of the movie of the same name?


TV series was not an offshoot.

But now that I think of it.....the TV series is like 8 or 9 episodes, so too long to watch as only a small part relevant to this lyric.

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