River of Tears Song Lyrics

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones cover art
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Stop all this talk, turn off the telephone
Open up another bottle, send those people home
Let it get real quiet, turn that lamp way down low
I'm gonna float down this river of tears

I remember how we spoke on the days he was dry
Even now that he's gone he can make a woman cry
But he saw through me deaf dumb and blind
He knew his way down this river of tears

"Dashed hopes and best intentions" people say
He could sit and drink the way a monk could pray
So grab that silver flask, pour yourself another glass and
Watch me rage down this river of tears

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Instead
  • 2 Bare Bones
  • 3 Damn the Circumstances
  • 4 River of Tears
  • 5 You Can't Do Me
  • 6 Love and Treachery
  • 7 Our Lady of Pigalle
  • 8 Homeless Happiness
  • 9 To Love You All Over Again
  • 10 I Must Be Saved
  • 11 Somethin' Grand
  • 12 Our Lady of Pigalle (French Version)


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
    album: Track 4 in album Bare Bones
    release date: 2009-2-25
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Contemporary Jazz/Vocal
    length: 5:21
    violin: Carla Kihlstedt

    Album Information

    label: Rounder
    country(area): Germany
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin