Who Sang She Smiles Like a River? Leon Russell

Leon Russell Leon Russell and the Shelter People cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Classic Rock
Well she smiles just like a river
Rolling softly to the sea.
When she blows away my problems
She helps to take, take a little weight off me.

When she's happy, I'm in heaven.
If she's down, she'll never say.
'Cause she knows I'm treading water.
Guess she feels I'm better off that way.

But when sadness overcomes me; I'm blinded by the night,
She takes my hand and leads me to the light.
And she whispers in the morning; she knows the words to say
To keep me looking forward to the new day.

So I try just to be her lover
And I hope she understands
When I hurt her or make her crazy
That I'm just an ordinary man.

Yeah she smiles just like a river
Flowing softly to the sea.
When she blows away my problems
She helps to take a little weight off me.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stranger in a Strange Land
  • 2 Of Thee I Sing
  • 3 It’s a Hard Rain Gonna Fall
  • 4 Crystal Closet Queen
  • 5 Home Sweet Oklahoma
  • 6 Alcatraz
  • 7 The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • 8 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  • 9 She Smiles Like a River
  • 10 Sweet Emily
  • 11 Beware of Darkness
  • 12 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • 13 Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  • 14 She Belongs To Me