River of Tears

Lyricist: Eric Clapton, Simon Climie    Composer: Eric Clapton, Simon Climie

It's three miles to the river
That would carry me away.
And two miles to the dusty street
That I saw you on today

It's four miles to my lonely room
Where I will hide my face
And about half a mile to the downtown bar
That I ran from in disgrace

Lord how long have I got to keep on runnin'?
Seven hours, seven days or seven years
All I know is since you've been gone
Feel like I'm drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears
Drowning in a river
Feel like I'm drowning
Drowning in a river

In three more day's
I'll leave this town
And disappear without trace
A year from now maybe settle down
Where no one knows my face

I wish that I could hold you
One more time to ease the pain
But my time's run out, and I've got to go
Got to run away again

Still I catch myself thinking
One day I'll find my way back here
And you'll save me from drowning
Drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears
Drowning in a river
Feel like I'm drowning
Drowning in a river

Drowning
Drowning in a river of tears