5. Riverbed by Judy Blank

The morning sun is beating down
Bits of light are kissing my skin
Tomorrow I’ll be leaving town
I guess it’s finally sinking in

For so long I have set aside
The things I love the most
You made me swim against the tide
So I got pulled back by the river
Oh, you can blame me for the things I am
It’s allright, you can take it out on me again
I finally released myself from the past
By throwing it all in the riverbed
In the riverbed
Today I let go of my demons
And of all the fears that I had grown
An earthquake shook the ground
When I released them
Then I turned ’em into stone
I even burned some memories of you
Later I picked up my stone
And I tossed it in the river
Now you can blame for the things I am
It’s alright, you can take it out on me again
I finally released myself from the past
By throwing it all in the riverbed
I finally released myself from the past
Oh what relief to be free at last
To be free at last
To be free at last
             Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Judy Johanna A Blank
             Riverbed lyrics © Independent Music Publishing Benelux
Thank you, Susie Seale, for suggesting this song for our list.
COMMENTS ON THE PREVIOUS SELECTION, “Jubilee”
In the Hebrew Scriptures (Lev. 25:8-13) we read of the Jubilee that occurs every 50 years (after 7 sabbath years, which in turn, happen every 7 years), when all debts are cancelled,  slaves and prisoners are freed, and people can return to the property they have lost during the previous 50 years. But in Jesus’ teachings we  see the promise of a Jubilee in the realisation of the kingdom of God, bringing with it a blanket forgiveness, a new start,  a new chance for life.

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