across the river lyrics – bruce hornsby

(by bruce r. h*rnsby and john h*rnsby)

she moved back around here
thrity-five weeks ago today
oh, down the lane
at night she walks on the banks
and remembers how she
dreamed of rowing away
and how she left one day
she left with a driven look in her eyes
came back around with it still inside
they said give it some time
and you’ll forget about it too
we know they always do
well i know

some fine day
you will find your way
across the river
row down slow
there’s a long way to go
across the river

she was pround and so strong
and she tried not to listen to idle talk
downtown where she walked
they sit around and they say
that she came back with her tail between her legs
like they always said she would

well i hear it’s better on the other side
they say you’ll never do it
so don’t even try
well, you may be beaten down
with your closed mind
but don’t try to make it mine
well i know

some fine day
you will find your way
across the river
row down slow
there’s a long way to go
across the river

“your wild days are through” is what they said
i dreamed she came, when i was down and
i walked where she led

standing on the sh*r*
she looks to the west
with a look of longing
to where the gr*ss seems greener
there’s a hard and distant prize
it probably won’t happen
but i think i’ll try
well even if it doesn’t happen for me
it still beats hanging around here
well i know

some fine day
you will find your way
across the river
row down slow
there’s a long way to go
across the river

/ bruce hornsby lyrics