Pink River

grandpa took his hat off
as he entered the door
but he always kept his boots on
that had led him through the war

daddy brought the bottle
mom brought the stew
grandpa missed grandma
and told a story or two

between the borders, we reached a river
so full of salmon, we could cross it on their backs without getting wet
that was pink river
i wish i coulda shown ya pink river

up the stream, we reached a waterfall
full of salmon, jumping so high you couldn’t see the other side
that was pink river
i wish i coulda shown ya pink river

they were fightin bears
there were salmon in the trees
one night we had a huge fire burnin almost ten yards from the water
when a 20 pound salmon jumped right on our grill
that’s what it was like, pink river
i wish i coulda shown ya pink river

grandpa took his hat off
as he entered the door
but he always kept his boots on
that had led him through the war

daddy brought the bottle
mom brought the stew
grandpa missed grandma
i wish he coulda shown her pink river