Song Lyrics Sunday. Goodbye / Farewell.

This is my entry for Song Lyric Sunday, brought to us by Helen Vahdati and Simply Marquessa. This week’s prompt is Farewell/ Goodbye.

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I have probably used this song before. To me it is one of the most beautiful songs ever. It explains perfectly the loss of a loved one especially one so perfect as a mother.

Carly Simon’s, one of the best ever singer songwriters of her era.

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

by Carly Simon.

“Like A River”

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

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 28, 2018 @ 20:30:53

    ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    Reply

  2. Helen Vahdati
    Jan 28, 2018 @ 20:51:42

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Willow!

    Reply

  3. beehalton2
    Jan 28, 2018 @ 21:02:10

    Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Reply

  4. JT Twissel
    Jan 28, 2018 @ 21:47:20

    I agree with you – Carly Simon is one of the best.

    Reply

  5. Lynz Real Cooking
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 15:06:24

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Reply

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