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Album: Peter Gabriel (second, scratch)Released: 1978
This is about a father coming to terms with his imminent death. "Crossing the river" refers to death.
Gabriel: "I had the mood of 'Old Man River' in my head at the time."
This evolved out of an instrumental Gabriel performed on his 1977 tour that he called "A Song Without Words."