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Garth Brooks Stuns In Rare Live Performance Of "The River" (VIDEO)

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If you're ever in need some sort of inspiration, look no further. Garth Brooks' 1992 hit "The River" is just what the dreamer in all of us need.

We have uncovered a rare video from the Country Music Awards in 1992 of Garth performing his No. 1 hit, and of course we wanted to share it with y'all! He was clearly at the peak of his popularity because the crowd was cheering extremely loudly for him until halfway through the intro! Let's be honest, that's how he's greeted on every stage he steps on!

"The River" was written by Garth and fellow country music singer, Victoria Shaw, for his album Ropin' the Wind. The song, which was inspired by Garth's childhood hero James Taylor, compares one's dreams to a river and encourages the listener to continue to pursue their dreams even though there will be twists and turns along the way. 

Garth is extremely proud of "The River" and rightfully so, it is a huge hit and the lyrics can speak to just about anyone. In an interview he said:

"Of all songs, most of the letters I receive concern 'The River.' It is a song of inspiration...a song that I will be proud of a hundred years from now. Victoria Shaw is a wonderful writer and a wonderful friend. And this is what happens when two dreamers get together and write from the heart."

Watch Garth's incredible performance of "The River" below! You'll be glad you did!

Lyrics

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin’ as it flows
And a dreamer’s just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what’s behind you
And never knowing what’s in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores…and

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
‘Til what we put off ’til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don’t you sit upon the shoreline
And say you’re satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

There’s bound to be rough waters
And I know I’ll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all…yes

I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I’ll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
‘Til the river runs dry
‘Til the river runs dry

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