way over there (1960) lyrics – smokey robinson

i’ve got a lover way over there on the mountainside
and i know that’s where i should be.
and don’t you know, i’ve got a lover way over there
across the river wide, i can hear her calling to me.
oh, she’s callin’ my name, so sweet and so plain.
i can hear her saying (come to me baby)
i’m going away.
i’m gonna stay.

ah, they tell me that the river’s too deep
and it’s much too wide for you can’t get across to the other side.
but they don’t know i’ve got to get there and hold her in my arms
just a one more time like i did before when she was mine all mine.
cause i can hear her saying (come to me baby)
i’m going away.
i’m going to stay.
i’m gonna get to you, no matter what i have to do.

(instrumental break)

ah, they tell me that the river’s too deep
and it’s much too wide for you can’t make it over to the other side.
but they don’t know i’ve got to get there and hold her in my arms
just a one more time like i did before when she was mine all mine.
cause i can hear her saying (come to me baby)
i’m going away.
i’m going to stay.
oh, baby, when i get back i ain’t going nowhere.
ah, because the river ain’t deep enough or mountain ain’t steep enough
to keep me from your side
i got to ya ya ya…

/ smokey robinson lyrics