river lyrics – joni mitchell

“river”

it’s coming on christmas,
they’re cutting down trees.
they’re putting up reindeer
and singing songs of joy and peace,
oh, i wish i had a river i could skate away on.

but it don’t snow here,
stays pretty green.
i’m gonna make a lot of money
and and then i’m gonna quit this crazy scene.
oh, 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.
oh, i wish i had a river i could skate away on.
i made my baby cry.

he tried hard to help me,
he put me at ease.
lord,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’ve ever had.
oh, 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.
oh, i wish i had a river i could skate away on.
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.

/ joni mitchell lyrics