Like A River

Album: Letters Never Sent (1994)
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  • Dear mother the struggle is over now
    And your house is up for sale
    We divided your railway watches
    Between the four of us
    I fought over the pearls
    With the other girls
    But it was all a metaphor
    For what was wrong with us
    As the room is emptying out
    Your face so young comes into view
    And on the back porch is a well-worn step
    And a pool of light you can walk into

    I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
    That part of our life together is over
    But I will wait for you, forever
    Like a river

    Can you clear up the mystery of the Sphinx?
    Do you know any more about God?
    Are you dancing with Benjamin Franklin
    On the face of the moon?
    Have you reconciled with Dad?
    Does the rain still make you sad?
    Last night I swear I could feel you
    Moving through my room
    And I thought you touched my feet
    I so wanted it to be true
    In my theater there is a stage
    And a footlight you can step into

    I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
    That part of our life together is over
    But I will wait for you, forever
    Like a river

    In the river I know I will find the key
    And your voice will rise like the spray
    In the moment of knowing
    The tide will wash away my doubt
    'Cause you're already home
    Making it nice for when I come home
    Like the way I find my bed turned down
    Coming in from a late night out.
    Please keep reminding me
    Of what in my soul I know is true

    Come in my boat, there's a seat beside me
    And two or three stars we can gaze into

    I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
    That part of our life together is over
    But I will wait for you forever
    Like a river

    I'll never leave, always just a dream away
    A star that's always watching
    Never turn away
    We'll never leave, always just a thought away
    A candle always burning
    Never turn away
    The moon will hide, the tree will bend
    I'm right beside you
    I'll never turn away Writer/s: Carly Simon
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Maudaline Jolivette from LouisianaHow beautifully moving this song is for me. Missing my Mother still after 10 years is a mystery to me....it just tells me how great our friendship was and still is. It is of great comfort that my Mom still waits for me ,and l her. Thank you Carly for such a moving song!
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