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crossing the river

from dog years by Teddy Quinn

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i remember calling across the wash "go to fred's, i'll see you there when the storm dies down." a very young indian boy had come into the shop where i was working and said he could make it rain. there wasn't a cloud in the sky. later, when it rained, his dad took him back to the shop to tell me, "i told you so," but i was already home. i like it when nature tells me i can't leave my house but i've been lucky and i've always had a home to go to when the rain stopped.

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we can weather any storm if we're together i know
we'll be warm
i don't care if the sun doesn't shine if i can be
there with that dear friend of mine
now i'm over here and she's over there but i'm going
with her so i'm crossing the river
river crossing the river
we live among friends and we live with our dogs we live
with the floods when the rains come along sometimes i
get stuck on the opposite side and our little red
truck can't bridge the divide
now i'm over here and she's over there but i'm going
with her so i'm crossing the river
river crossing the river
the indian boy with a pony tail braid told me one day
about the rain that he made
he stood with arms open his face in the sun i asked
and he showed me the way it was done
now i'm over here and she's over there but i'm going
with her so i'm crossing the river
river crossing the river

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from dog years, released October 1, 2005

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Teddy Quinn Joshua Tree, California

Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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