Song in autumn rain: Clapton, a man with the blues in his hands

 

 

 

 

 

 


River of Tears

Eric Clapton
from the album Pilgrim released 1998

It’s three miles to the river
That would carry me away
Two miles to the dusty street
That I saw you on today

It’s four miles to my lonely room
Where I will hide my face
And about half a mile to the downtown bar
That I ran from in disgrace

Lord how long have I got to keep on running
Seven hours seven days or seven years?

All I know is since you’ve been gone
I feel like I’m drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears
Drowning in a river
Feel like I’m drowning
Drowning in a river

In three more days, I’ll leave this town
And disappear without a trace
A year from now, maybe settle down
Where no one knows my face

I wish that I could hold you
One more time to ease the pain
But my time’s run out and I got to go
Got to run away again

Still I catch myself thinking
One day I’ll find my way back here
You’ll save me from drowning
Drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears
Drowning in a river
Feels like I’m drowning
Drowning in the river

Oh, how long must this go on?

Drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears

Songwriter: Eric Patrick Clapton / Simon Climie / Simon Crispin Climie
River of Tears © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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