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Row Vs. Wade

from Copyright by Poster Children

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Recorded by Brad Wood at Idful Studios, 1993. Originally released on the Just Say Roe compilation.


The ocean is larger than you could have fathomed
The troubled waters are deeper than you could imagine
They're hiding the dangers that wait in the depths
For someone to take a wrong step

Live on an island an try to ignore
All the garbage that washes up onto the shore
Avoiding attacks that come from all sides
But someday you'll run out of places to hide

Walking on water seems easy
Until you are stuck on a boat that is sinking
And thinking I gotta do something about this
Before it's too late, cause if I had a choice
I'd row versus wade

Take two steps forward and then one step back
And another another until you are marching
Straight into the past where you come face to face
With all of the trouble you thought you escaped

Maybe I'm thinking too much
Then again, maybe I'm not thinking enough
About running aground when there's no one around
With the strength that it takes
For pulling us out of this place

Follow the leader seems easy
Till you realize that you've been left behind once again
And your voice can't be heard through the noise of the engine
And the only choice left for you now
Is to sink or to swim


from Copyright, released January 1, 2001
Rick Valentin: Guitar and Vocals
Rose Marshack: Bass and Vocals
Jim Valentin: Guitar
John Herndon: Drums


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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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