River
Ibeyi Lyrics


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Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

Carry away my dead leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those old means are so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

Carry away my old leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those old means so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede

Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede

Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede

Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede




Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ibeyi's song River can be interpreted as a spiritual cleansing and purifying of the soul by way of water. The singer talks about coming to the river to wash their soul, and they repeat this phrase multiple times throughout the song. The river is seen as a powerful force that has the ability to carry away dead leaves and pains, to drown the ego and blame, and take away old means that have brought shame. The singer acknowledges the power of water to heal and transform, as they say, "Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters."


Line by Line Meaning

Come to your river
I am willing to come to the place where you go to wash yourself.


I will come to your river
I am ready to join you in going to the river.


I will come to your river
I promise to join you at the river.


Come to your river
Invite me to join you at the river.


(Wash my soul)
I want to cleanse my innermost being.


I will come to your river
I am committed to coming to the river with you.


(Wash my soul)
I desire inner purification.


I will come to your river
I will follow you to the river.


Wash my soul again
I want to repeatedly purify my conscience.


Carry away my dead leaves
I want to get rid of what is no longer useful and may hinder my growth.


Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
I want to dip myself in the river to symbolize spiritual purification.


Sink my pains and complains
I long to be free from my hurts and grievances.


Let the river take them, river drown them
I want to release my cares to the water and see them disappear.


My ego and my blame
I acknowledge that pride and guilt can hold me back in life.


Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
I am affirming my desire for total spiritual renewal.


Those old means are so ashamed
I recognize that my previous methods of solving problems or seeking fulfillment were ineffective or unwise.


Let the river take them, river drown them
I entrust my past to the river's currents and trust that my new way of life will be better.


Wemile Oshun
A Yoruba chant to the goddess of the river, Oshun.


Oshun dede
Another invocation to the river goddess.


Alawede Wemile Oshun
A call-and-response prayer to Oshun, asking for her blessings.


Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede
A plea to Oshun for protection and guidance in life.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: ERIC STERLING COLLINS, LISA KAINDE DIAZ, NAOMI DIAZ

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Ki-ji2rd

[Chorus]
Come to you river
I will come to your river
I will come to you river
Come to you river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul again)

[Verse 1]
Carry away my dead leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those old me’s are so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

[Chorus]
Come to you river
I will come to your river
I will come to you river
Come to you river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul again)

[Verse 2]
Carry away my old leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those all means are so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

[Chorus]
Come to you river
I will come to your river
I will come to you river
Come to you river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul again)

[Yoruba Outro]
Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede
Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede
Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede
Wemile Oshun
Oshun dede
Alawede Wemile Oshun
Moolowo beleru yalode moyewede



@lm7094

Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

Carry away my dead leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those all means are so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

Carry away my old leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those all means so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them



@thembadube9352

lyrics:

[Chorus:]
Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

[Verse 1:]
Carry away my dead leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those all means are so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

[Chorus:]
Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

[Verse 2:]
Carry away my old leaves
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Sink my pains and complains
Let the river take them, river drown them
My ego and my blame
Let me baptize my soul with the help of your waters
Those all means so ashamed
Let the river take them, river drown them

[Chorus:]
Come to your river
I will come to your river
I will come to your river
Come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
(Wash my soul)
I will come to your river
Wash my soul again

[Singing in Yoruba]

-https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ibeyi/river.html



@ameriqueindienindigene9096

This is so intense just watching her (or them) being underwater for what seems to be an eternity.
Updated:
The Cuban French twin sisters are 19-year-old Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz. They are daughters of the late Cuban percussion Anga Diaz.

Naomi plays percussion (the Cajon and the Batas) while Lisa plays the piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.

Ibeyi is pronounced “ee-bey-ee” and translates as “Twins” in Yoruba.

Ibeyi sings in English and Yoruba and has created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with the contemporary music they’ve grown to love as teenagers in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences.

Ibeyi are the first French artists directly signed for World by one of Beggars Group label in 30 years! they are on the loose again and ready to take the US by storm! One of their bigger gigs includes Webster Hall in New York, where they’ll be playing on October 2nd! Come listen to their strange and beautiful tunes sung in English and Yoruba – an ancient Nigerian language their ancestors used to speak before arriving in Cuba – on Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with fuse jazz beats.



All comments from YouTube:

@skylar_carter

Holding your breath with them definitely makes the lyrics hit harder

@mollyscores

A fact

@IcyTheMediumKendrick

Now I have to try it lol

@demetriustalley8322

Lemme try this

@upgradeyourlife5791

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@sweetsalvation7143

@@demetriustalley8322 https://youtu.be/HnXDqi5FS44

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@RicardoMoralesMassin

Breathtaking. Literally

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Looooool 🤣

@coctodon1751

😂

@trenesbit

So stressful. So beautiful. So captivating. And so simple...

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