standing knee deep in a river (dying of thirst) lyrics – don williams

standing knee deep in a river (dying of thirst)

friends i could count on
i could count on one hand
with a left over finger or two.
i took them for granted,
let them all slip away,
now where they are i wish i knew.

they roll by just like water
and i guess we never learn,
go through life parched and empty
standing knee deep in a river,
and dying of thirst.

sometimes i remember
the good people i’ve known,
some i’ve forgotten i suppose.
one or two still linger,
oh, i wonder now
why i ever let them go.

they roll by just like water
and i guess we never learn,
go through life parched and empty
standing knee deep in a river,
and dying of thirst.

so the side walk is crowded
the city goes by,
i just rushed through another day
and a world full of strangers
turn their eyes to me,
but i just look the other way.

they roll by just like water
and i guess we never learn,
go through life parched and empty
standing knee deep in a river,
and dying of thirst.

go through life parched and empty,
standing knee deep in a river
dying of thirst…

/ don williams lyrics