Who Sang Ophelia? Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux Standing on the Rooftop cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2011-6-14
Genre: Jazz Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal
length: 5:12
Some other versions of "Ophelia"

Lyrics

There's a road
In my mind
I've been watching
For a long time
Its the muddy Mississippi
And a yellow dandelion
From the Hudson River
To Missouri
In the mosses and red clay
I can feel the rhythm call me
From a thousand miles away

Let me go
Down to the river
Let me wander
Where the world is never mind
Let my heart know
That horizon
Like a mama's face
To a little child

I was born of the water
And washed onto shore
Been a waif to the seasons
Don't want to burden them no more
I'll keep moving for a life time
Be as quiet as the earth
When I listen to the water
I want to know what I'm worth

Let me go
Down to the river
Let me wander
Where the world is never mind
Let my heart know
That horizon
Like a mama's face
To a little child

I'm a season
I'm a country
I'm a loser and a queen
I'm forever
I'm nobody
In the wandering stream


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Martha My Dear
  • 2 The Kind You Can't Afford
  • 3 The Things I've Seen Today
  • 4 Fickle Dove
  • 5 Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
  • 6 Standing on the Rooftop
  • 7 I Threw It All Away
  • 8 Love in Vain
  • 9 Don't Pick a Fight With a Poet
  • 10 Meet Me in Rio
  • 11 Ophelia
  • 12 The Way of All Things

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527710709
    script: Latin