The River of Dreams Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 6 in album River of Dreams
release date: 1993-8-10
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length: 4:08
additional instrument: Andy Kravitz, Jef Lee Johnson, Chuck Treece, Mike Tyler
percussion: Andy Kravitz
bass: Lonnie D. Hillyer, Jef Lee Johnson, Chuck Treece, Mike Tyler
drums: Zachary Alford
guitar: Danny Kortchmar
synthesizer: Billy Joel
Hammond organ: Billy Joel
piano: Billy Joel
mix: Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
orchestrator: Ira Newborn
producer: Danny Kortchmar
co producer: Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo
background vocals: Frank Simms, George Simms, Crystal Taliefero, Wrecia Ford, B. David Whitworth
additional vocal: George Simms, Frank Simms, Crystal Taliefero, Wrecia Ford, Marlon Saunders, B. David Whitworth
vocal: Billy Joel
additional vocal arranger: Crystal Taliefero
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

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In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
From the mountains of faith
To a river so deep

I must be looking for something
Something sacred I lost
But the river is wide
And it's too hard to cross

And even though I know the river is wide
I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore
And try to cross to the opposite side
So I can finally find out what I've been looking for

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the valley of fear
To a river so deep

And I've been searching for something
Taken out of my soul
Something I would never lose
Something somebody stole

I don't know why I go walking at night
But now I'm tired and I don't want to walk anymore
I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life
Until I find what it is that I've been looking for

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To a river so deep

I know I'm searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind

In the middle of the night

I'm not sure about a life after this
God knows I've never been a spiritual man
Baptized by the fire, I wade into the river
That runs to the promised land

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the desert of truth
To the river so deep

We all end in the ocean
We all start in the streams
We're all carried along
By the river of dreams

In the middle of the night

Track Listing

  • 1 No Man's Land
  • 2 The Great Wall of China
  • 3 Blonde Over Blue
  • 4 A Minor Variation
  • 5 Shades of Grey
  • 6 All About Soul
  • 7 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • 8 The River of Dreams
  • 9 Two Thousand Years
  • 10 Famous Last Words