Across The River

Lyrics: Bruce Hornsby
Music: Bruce Hornsby

A Bruce Hornsby song played with The Other Ones

Well she moved back around here
Thirty five weeks ago today
Oh down the lane
At night she walks on the banks
nd remembers how she dreamed of rowing away
And how she left one day

She left with a driven look in her eyes
Came back around with it still inside
They said give it some time and you'll forget about it too
We know they always do

Well I know
Some fine day, you will find your way
Across the river, across the river
Row down slow, there's a long, long way to go
Across the river, across the river

She was proud and so strong
And she tried not to listen to idle talk
Downtown where she walked
They sit around and they say
That she came back with her tail to her legs
Like they always said she would

Well I hear it's better on the other side
They say you'll never do it so don't even try
Well you may be beaten down with your close mind
But don't try and make it mine, well I know


Your wild days are through
Is what they said
I dreamed she came
When I was down
Walked where she led

Standing on the shore
She looks to the west with a look of longing
Where the grass seems greener

There's a hard and distant prize
It probably won't happen but I think I'll try
Well even if it doesn't happen for me
It still beats hanging around here

     Date Album Recorded By
      1990 A Night On The Town Bruce Hornsby And The Range


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