Song Lyric Sunday: Like A River

Song Lyric Sunday hosted by Helen Espinosa her blog, the rules and the pingback are here

I have always loved Carly Simon her voice so clear and melodic can fit any song. Carly is a prolific song writer who has always manged to touch me and make me feel that I am not alone in whatever trial  or joy I am facing.

This song Like a River is about a daughter telling her recently dead Mum how she feels.
I have been there years ago with my Mum and more recently with a friend and three months ago with my dear sister.

Today we had a dear neighbour in for coffee, he lost his wife yesterday. He has too grown daughters both mothers and I dedicate this post to them.

CARLY SIMON
Like A River Lyrics

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…

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 11:57:32

    A beautiful song and reflection. Carly Simon is a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for sharing this song. I needed music this morning. ❤

    Reply

  2. Helen Espinosa
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 16:47:54

    Such a beautiful song! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

    Reply

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    Jan 04, 2016 @ 23:39:58

    Very lovely and always feels like home with Carly!

    Reply

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