Billy Squier - River Lyrics




It's comin' on twilight, and all the world's at ease
They're pullin' down the curtains, sailin' off to sweet release
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
But me I'm not so quiet - I'm restless and I'm mean
I won't let you know I'm bleedin', that I'm crawlin on my knees
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
I tried hard to help her, let her do as she pleased
And I loved her so naughty - made her weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
We're so hard to handle - we're selfish and we're sad
And we throw away those precious things we work so hard to have
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so deep I would swim away from time
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
Do we have to say goodbye
It's comin' on daybreak, and everyone's at peace
They're dreamin' bout deliverance from the wounds that will not cease
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
But me I'm not so lucky - I'm anxious and I'm lean
I've made a tone of money but I can't buy out this scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I skate away on
I have to say goodbye





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Billy Squier River Comments
  1. grumpywitch77

    Better than the original.

  2. Boldwolf

    I just love this album and this song

  3. Paul Dominic

    Nice to hear the electric version!

  4. hirskdubbi

    beautiful

  5. fsiano21

    Not trying to be a jerk, but if your gonna comment on an artist, at least get his name right, it's Squier, not Squire...

  6. John LaStrada

    There's just something about a sandpaper voice that's more sincere than a professionally polished vocalist on certain songs. Joni's is definitive. The other's are credible. This one has become a favorite -- it's interpretation. Billy Squire has reinvented this old classic Joni Mitchell song & has breathed new life into it. I'm impressed. Joe Cocker, Dylan, Tom Waits, John Prine, Richie Havens, Janis, Billy Falcon, Springsteen himself -- none would have qualified on American Idol. None.