The River

© Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa

Lyrics [pdf]

C Am
We m et in a place that was crowded with p eople
C Am C F
I was l onely and l ost, and in s earch of a fr iend.
C* C Am F
You s eemed to be some one I n eeded to t alk to
C Csus2 C F C
We st arted a j ourn ey not s eeing the  end.

C* C F C G
T ime passed and our paths cr ossed m ore and m ore oft en
C F
Not comp letly by chance, nor precisely by pl an.
C* F C G
I s ang you my songs and you t old me y our stor ies;
F C Csus2 F C
We l oved witho ut notic ing wh en it beg an.

C C* F G
N ow I f eel that I've known you for m ost of for ever;
C Am C F
Old fr iends from the t ime before c ities were m ade:
C* F C G
We w alked in the sunlight bes ide the w ild r ivers,
C Am F C
Sl ept in the qu iet of a d eep forest gl ade.

F* C* F
And l ove is a river that fl ows through time's for est
F C F
Sm ooth in the shad ow, and sparkling in s un;
C* C F C G
  Over the stones it g oes s inging b y starl ight
C Csus2 F C
To p ools of deep sil ence the cl ear waters r un.

C Am
When you're  cold and alone in high hills of spent  passion
C Am C F
Or  lost in dark  valleys of  grief and des pair
C* C Am F
Rem ember clear  water runs  down to the  river
C Csus2 F C
And  follow your  friendship to  lead you back  there.

C* C F C G
It's a  river so deep  that we  can't see  the  bottom,
C F
river so long we can't walk to the  end;
C* F C G
We'll  journey together bes ide the  clear wat er;
F C Csus2 F C
As  deep and  as long  as the  love of a  friend.
C C* F G
  And I f eel that I've known you for m ost of for ever;
C Am C F
Old fr iends from the t ime before c ities were m ade:
C* F C G
We w alked in the sunlight bes ide the w ild r ivers,
C Am F C
Sl ept in the qu iet of a d eep forest gl ade.

F* C* F
And l ove is a river that fl ows through time's for est
F C F
Sm ooth in the shad ow, and sparkling in s un;
C* C F C G
  Over the stones it g oes s inging b y starl ight
C Csus2 F C
To p ools of deep sil ence the cl ear waters r un.

F* C* F
And l ove is a river that fl ows through time's for est
F C F
Sm ooth in the shad ow, and sparkling in s un;
C* C F C G
  Over the stones it g oes s inging b y starl ight
C Csus2 F C
To p ools of deep sil ence the cl ear waters r un.

Sometimes I just get carried away by a metaphor. This started out trying to be something quite different. It came together in less than 18 hours.