Ian Hunter - River of Tears Lyrics

Ian Hunter Man Overboard cover art
writers: Ian Hunter
release date: 2009-7-21
popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 5:35
Waiting on an elevator, in a hotel out in California
Smog clouds up in the windows, but there is a plaque up on the wall
That tells of the Agoras, people who were here long before us
Before the covered wagons, before they lost it all

They were hunters, they were fishermen und they often fought each other
But one small tribe was different, their leader was a peaceful man
They were weavers, they were painters, trading pelts for pretty colours
Protected by the warriors for the beauty in their hands
Roll back the years, roll back the years, to the river of tears

The chief he had a daughter, she was young and she was beautiful
He said, "Go into the forest, get some berries for the dye
But make your way back quickly, for the old bear's getting hungry
I don't want you out there, when the sun falls from the sky"

Her basket filled with berries, she headed back toward the village

When a mighty roar erupted, she ran und hid inside a hollow tree
Shadows were getting longer, the forest was getting colder
And the chief began to panic, where could his daughter be?
Lost in the years, lost in the years, on the river of tears

In the camp the fires were dying when the old chief started crying
Soon all the tribe were crying, the ground grew wet beneath their feet
And the tears they turned to water and the water became a river
And the river flowed like an arrow, to the foot of a hollow tree

And the girl looked out in wonder, as she saw the water falling
She knew it was her father and she swam to his canoe
And all the tribe stopped crying, and the river started subsiding
Into the hill of the Agoras, and so the legend grew
Roll back the years, roll back the years
Roll back the years, to the river of tears
I wish all the world was healing

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Great Escape
  • 2 Arms and Legs
  • 3 Up and Running
  • 4 Man Overboard
  • 5 Babylon Blues
  • 6 Girl From the Office
  • 7 Flowers
  • 8 These Feelings
  • 9 Win It All
  • 10 Way With Words
  • 11 River of Tears

  • Album Information
    label: New West Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 607396616725
    script: Latin