Time Is Like A River

05:47
01/18/2018
Grayson Hugh

Story

(One of my favorite novels is Thomas Wolfe's "Of Time and the River". Rivers have always figured prominently in my own songs and poetry. Here she is again, the River, this time wearing a slightly Zydeco outfit.)

TIME IS LIKE A RIVER

words & music by Grayson Hugh

Sometimes when the light is almost gone

and it feels like summer is movin' on

thoughts of you are tremblin' up in the trees

fallin' down on me

like a million leaves

and I know that time

time is like a river

I said time

time is like a river

 

And when the blue twilight is turnin' black

and I'm drivin' down the road that don't look back

and the chill of autumn is in the air

and I'm headed off to someplace

but I don't know where

but I know that time

time is like a river

yes it is

I said now time

time is like a river

 

And I'm sittin' up here on Chestnut Hill

it's been ten long years but I go back still

I can smell the pines

and see the clay

and I can feel the loneliness

of the long dark highway

 

Oh I know that time

time is like a river

it ain't nothin' but a river

and I'm goin' on back

back to where we used to be

just you and me

you and me together

and we went walkin' on down

walkin' on down those dark and empty streets

oh time is like a river

yes it is

said no time

ain't nothin' but a river

time

ain't nothin' but a river

 

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