river lyrics – allison crowe

as performed by allison crowe

it’s coming on christmas
they’re cutting down trees
they’re putting up reindeer
and singing songs of joy and peace

i wish i had a river
i could skate away on
but it don’t snow here
it stays pretty green
i’m going to make a lot of money
then i’m going to quit this crazy scene

i wish i had a river
i could skate away on
i wish i had a river so long
i would teach my feet to fly

i wish i had a river
i could skate away on
i made my baby cry

he tried hard to help me
you know, he put me at ease
and he loved me so naughty
made me weak in the knees
oh i wish i had a river
i could skate away on

i’m so hard to handle
i’m selfish and i’m sad
now i’ve gone and lost the best baby
that i ever had

i wish i had a river
i could skate away on
i wish i had a river so long
i would teach my feet to fly

i wish i had a river
i made my baby say goodbye

it’s coming on christmas
they’re cutting down trees
they’re putting up reindeer
and singing songs of joy and peace

i wish i had a river
i could skate away on

/ allison crowe lyrics