Across the Great Divide Lyrics

Nanci Griffith


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Kate Wolf
album: Track 1 in album Other Voices - Other Rooms
release date: 1993-3-2
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length: 3:58
guest background vocals: Emmylou Harris
writer: Kate Wolf

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Other Voices - Other Rooms cover art
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I've been walkin' in my sleep
Countin' troubles 'stead of countin' sheep
Where the years went I can't say
I just turned around and they've gone away

I've been siftin' through the layers
Of dusty books and faded papers
They tell a story I used to know
And it was one that happened so long ago

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

Now, I hear the owl a-callin'
Softly as the night was fallin'
With a question and I replied
But he's gone across the borderline

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

The finest hour that I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
It's when the darkness rolls away

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Across the Great Divide
  • 2 Woman of the Phoenix
  • 3 Tecumseh Valley
  • 4 Three Flights Up
  • 5 Boots of Spanish Leather
  • 6 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
  • 7 From Clare to Here
  • 8 Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • 9 Do Re Mi
  • 10 This Old Town
  • 11 Comin' Down in the Rain
  • 12 Ten Degrees and Getting Colder
  • 13 Morning Song for Sally
  • 14 Night Rider's Lament
  • 15 Are You Tired of Me Darling
  • 16 Turn Around
  • 17 Wimoweh