Who Sang River? Billy Squier

Billy Squier Happy Blue cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Acoustic
length: 5:15
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Lyrics
It's comin' on twilight, and all the world's at ease
They're pullin' down the curtains, sailin' off to sweet release
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
But me I'm not so quiet - I'm restless and I'm mean
I won't let you know I'm bleedin', that I'm crawlin on my knees
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry
I tried hard to help her, let her do as she pleased
And I loved her so naughty - made her weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
We're so hard to handle - we're selfish and we're sad
And we throw away those precious things we work so hard to have
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so deep I would swim away from time
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
Do we have to say goodbye
It's comin' on daybreak, and everyone's at peace
They're dreamin' bout deliverance from the wounds that will not cease
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
But me I'm not so lucky - I'm anxious and I'm lean
I've made a tone of money but I can't buy out this scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I skate away on
I have to say goodbye

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Blues
  • 2 The Pursuit of Happiness
  • 3 She Will
  • 4 Grasping for Oblivion
  • 5 If You Would Hate Me Less, I Would Love You More
  • 6 Stroke Me Blues
  • 7 More Than Words Can Say
  • 8 Inferno (Everybody Cries Sometimes)
  • 9 Long Way to Fall
  • 10 River
  • 11 Two

  • Release information
    label: J-Bird Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 617468025621
    script: Latin