Body

Written by: Pierce Edens

There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
A body done drowned in that river
There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
Now, somebody’s got to go to get her
I said, somebody’s got to go and get her


Lord, what was she doing near the water?
Should’ve known better to get close when that water’s up like this
When that Riverbank crumbles ‘neath your feet it’s already too late to swim
Yeah, it’s already too late to swim.

There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
A body done drowned in the river
There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
I said, somebody’s got to go to get her
I said, somebody’s got to go and get her


Was she with someone when she died or was she left all alone?
Was she someone’s mother, someone’s wife or someone’s child and how are they ever gonna know?
How are they ever gonna know unless we go?

There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
A body done drowned in the river
There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
Now, somebody’s got to go to get her
I said, somebody’s got to go and get her


It’s a lazy river some would say, but that rain, she been coming down for days
And in every lazy river sleeping in the water, laying in that riverbed there’s a rage
Sleeping in that water there’s a rage

There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
A body done drowned in the river
There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
Now, somebody’s got to go to get her
I said, somebody’s got to go to get her


Grab a rope and make it quick she’s gonna wash away
That river’s foaming like a rabid dog and she already tasted some blood today
Yeah, she already tasted some blood today

Grab a rope and make it quick she’s gonna wash away
And pray.
I said pray.
I said pray.
I said PRAY!
I don’t’ wanna ever see her face
No, I don’t wanna ever know her name
No, I don’t’ wanna ever see her face
and I don’t wanna ever know her name

There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
A body done drowned in the river
There’s a body in the river and the rain’s coming down
Now, somebody’s got to go to get her
I said, somebody’s got to go to get her