Song Lyric Sunday: River/Stream/Creek/Brook

It is Sunday and so it’s time for another episode of SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday. Brought to us by NewEpicAuthor

The prompt for this week is “River/Stream/Creek/Brook” and these are all pathways for water.

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I have chosen one of my favourite songs by Carly Simon, Like a River. The song means a lot to me. In the song a daughter is talking to her dead mother. Telling her how much she misses her, how the family have coped with her passing and how they wish she was still with them .

My mum has been gone for over 30yrs but sometimes it still feels like yesterday. I agree with every word in this song it is so beautiful.

“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

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics

Here is another beautiful song about rivers this one is about lost love, mistakes and loneliness at Christmas. It is by another wonderful singer songwriter Joni Mitchell. I wish I had a River I could skate away on. Words in the video on this one .

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:24:26

    Beautiful sis.

    Reply

  2. newepicauthor
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 14:37:48

    Benjamin Franklin was the inspiration for a folk dance.

    Reply

  3. newepicauthor
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 15:03:54

    The lyrics say
    Are you dancing with Benjamin Franklin

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 10, 2019 @ 15:10:23

      OMG silly me and I know the lyrics inside out but unlike you and Carly I did not know the dance connection to Benjamin Franklin . Thank you for that you learn something every day ❤

      Reply

  4. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 16:16:00

    A beautiful tribute to your mother, Willow.

    Reply

  5. J-Dub
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 16:18:36

    Happy tears. Listening and missing my momma.

    Reply

  6. msjadeli
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 17:59:06

    You chose two exquisite tear jerkers. Crying here listening to both of them.

    Reply

  7. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Feb 10, 2019 @ 22:03:59

    Beautiful

    Reply

  8. Felicia Denise
    Feb 13, 2019 @ 22:29:45

    One of my favorites! 😊

    Reply

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