America - Don't Cross the River Lyrics

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There's a little girl out lyin' on her own
She's got a broken heart
She's not the kind to take you down for long
She knows and plays it smart

(Ah) And if she's comin' she's showed no mark
She's heard no whistle blowin' from the dark
She feels like leavin' and she don't know why
Without no bridges she's trapped, so I sigh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
All your life
You were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
And soon forget the reason that you're leaving
You'll lose yourself and then sometime
Maybe even save yourself some grievin'

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide ...
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ventura Highway
  • 2 To Each His Own
  • 3 Don’t Cross the River
  • 4 Moon Song
  • 5 Only in Your Heart
  • 6 Till the Sun Comes Up Again
  • 7 Cornwall Blank
  • 8 Head and Heart
  • 9 California Revisited
  • 10 Saturn Nights


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Daniel M. Peek
    album: Track 3 in album Homecoming
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 2:32
    remixer: George Martin
    producer: George Martin and America
    engineer: Mike Stone
    bass: Joe Osborne
    banjo: Henry Diltz
    guitars & piano: America
    assistant engineer: Chuck Leary
    composer: Dan Peek
    lyricist: Dan Peek
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin