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Dustin Overbeek: Music/Lyrics

Life Vest

(Dustin Overbeek)

Verse 1

Bill's been walking up and down this road

Wearing a life vest like it's a heavy load

He's trying to hold his head above the pain

Even on sunny days Bill is walking in the rain

CHORUS

On their way to church the river rose and rose

With Frankie's hand in his Bill stopped the car and froze

The road turned to a river and the water it ran strong

Bill held on to Frankie until all his strength was gone

Verse 2

Now Bill struggles for strength when he grieves her

But finds quiet comfort in his golden retriever

Every muscle in his body still holds tight to that day

When the life of his lover slowly slipped away

REPEAT CHORUS

Bridge

Now footsteps on gravel and tears rolling down his cheek

His dog's tags rattle and Bill softly speaks

I will not let the river win Frankie I will not let the river win

I will walk and keep on walking until it's bone dry and thing

I will not let the river win darling I will not let the river win

I will walk and keep on walking until I am bone dry and thin

Darling Frankie oh Frankie I will not let the river win

Outro

Bill's been walking up and down this road

copyright 2011 Dustin Overbeek Music, Hannah and Lyle Publishing, ASCAP