River of Tears Lyrics

Eric Clapton


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Eric Patrick Clapton, Simon Climie, Simon Crispin Climie
album: Track 2 in album Pilgrim
release date: 1998-3-9
popularity : 33 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Classic Rock
length: 7:22
writer: Eric Clapton, Simon Climie

Cover Art

Eric Clapton Pilgrim cover art
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It's three miles to the river
That would carry me away
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 running
Seven hours seven days or seven years?

All I know is since you've been gone
I 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 days, I'll leave this town
And disappear without a 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 got to go
Got to run away again

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

Oh, how long must this go on?
Drowning in a river
Drowning in a river of tears


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 My Father's Eyes
  • 2 River of Tears
  • 3 Pilgrim
  • 4 Broken Hearted
  • 5 One Chance
  • 6 Circus
  • 7 Going Down Slow
  • 8 Fall Like Rain
  • 9 Born in Time
  • 10 Sick and Tired
  • 11 Needs His Woman
  • 12 She's Gone
  • 13 You Were There
  • 14 Inside of Me