Beth Orton - Blood Red River Lyrics

Beth Orton Central Reservation cover art
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Took a friend I found across some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time to forgive her
Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always grab what they'd never grasp?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
I'm sure we used to stay?
Is it only a dream away?

Took a raft I found across some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time for my dinner
Why must people always want what they never have?
Why is it a crime to miss a part of you that's bled?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake?
I'm sure we used to stay
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream away, away

Lost a friend I found down some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time to forget her
Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always take but forget to ask?

How do we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
Where I'm told we used to play
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream, only a dream away, away
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Stolen Car
  • 2 Sweetest Decline
  • 3 Couldn't Cause Me Harm
  • 4 So Much More
  • 5 Pass in Time
  • 6 Central Reservation (original version)
  • 7 Stars All Seem to Weep
  • 8 Love Like Laughter
  • 9 Blood Red River
  • 10 Devil Song
  • 11 Feel to Believe
  • 12 Central Reservation (The Then Again version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Beth Orton
    album: Track 9 in album Central Reservation
    release date: 1999-3-9
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/House/Lo-Fi/Downtempo
    length: 4:16
    producer: David Roback and Beth Orton
    vocal: Beth Orton
    mixer: David Roback
    engineer: Giles Hall
    recorded by: John Wood
    guitar: Beth Orton
    mastering: Tim Young
    strings arranger: Oliver Kraus and Beki Doe
    assistant engineer: Peter Hill
    composer: Beth Orton
    lyricist: Beth Orton
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 078221903820
    script: Latin