Watching the River Flow Lyrics

Joe Cocker


album: Track 2 in album Luxury You Can Afford
release date: 1978-8
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Pop Rock/Soul
length: 3:12
lyricist: Bob Dylan
composer: Bob Dylan

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Joe Cocker Luxury You Can Afford cover art
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What's the matter with me,
I don't have much to say,
Daylight sneakin' through the window
And I'm still in this all-night cafe.
Walkin' to and fro beneath the moon
Out to where the trucks are rollin' slow,
To sit down on this bank of sand
And watch the river flow.
Wish I was back in the city
Instead of this old bank of sand,
With the sun beating down over the chimney tops
And the one I love so close at hand.
If I had wings and I could fly,
I know where I would go.
But right now I'll just sit here so contentedly
And watch the river flow.
People disagreeing on all just about everything, yeah,
Makes you stop and all wonder why.
Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
Who just couldn't help but cry.
Oh, this ol' river keeps on rollin', though,
No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow,
And as long as it does I'll just sit here
And watch the river flow.
People disagreeing everywhere you look,
Makes you wanna stop and read a book.
Why only yesterday I saw somebody on the street
That was really shook.
But this ol' river keeps on rollin', though,
No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow,
And as long as it does I'll just sit here
And watch the river flow.
Watch the river flow,
Watchin' the river flow,
Watchin' the river flow,
But I'll sit down on this bank of sand
And watch the river flow.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fun Time
  • 2 Watching the River Flow
  • 3 Boogie Baby
  • 4 A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • 5 I Can't Say No
  • 6 Southern Lady
  • 7 I Know (You Don't Want Me No More)
  • 8 What You Did to Me Last Night
  • 9 Lady Put the Light Out
  • 10 Wasted Years
  • 11 I Heard It Through the Grapevine