Emmylou Harris /

A River for Him

(Emmylou Harris)

I crossed on the river
There'll be no returning
I crossed all the bridges
I watched them all burning.

And now I'm a stranger
To a strange land I'm driven
Where all is forgotten
And nothing's forgiven.

But I cried a river, a river for him
That's deeper and wider than I'll ever swim
The heart it will harden, the sorrow will dim
But I cried a river, a river for him.

I think of him now on the road I am taking
And wonder how long his heart will be breaking
But he'll never hear when the teardrops are falling
Or the sound of my voice and the name I'm calling.

But I cried a river, a river for him
That's deeper and wider than I'll ever swim
The heart it will harden, the sorrow will dim
But I cried a river, a river for him.

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So weep for the sons and the dear darling daughters
For the passing of time and the parting of waters
For all who have passed through this world long before me
To a far distant shore where no one waits for me.

But I cried a river, a river for him
That's deeper and wider than I'll ever swim
The heart it will harden, the sorrow will dim
But I cried a river, a river for him...