river of tears lyrics – eric clapton

“river of tears”

it’s three miles to the river
that would carry me away,
and 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.
lord, how long must this go on?

drowning in a river,
drowning in a river of tears.

/ eric clapton lyrics