Send Your River. Receive Your Stream.

 

Lyrics

Long ago I dreamed of places far and near.
I left your purlin’ waters for one thing that wasn’t here.
Far from my home I took a chance findin’ love,
By travlin’ to my darlin’—someone my heart was dreamin’ of.

Rodeos and dives, I saw the world and got some highs.
I did my share o’ playin’, but found only tears and lies.
Three shots at love, two lonely souls, one regret—
I came back good for losin’ five gins, a cigarette.

Send ya’, send yer river, free your rain to wash my heart.
Won’t you share your kindred soul, until we part?
While sorrow comes and goes, ‘cross your river life goes on.
One day call me home when I’m gone, long gone.

Foreign lovers know how to dance and make you sway.
They move you and they kiss you in every romantic way.
But I’m more shy—a little wise, truth be told.
My lovin’ is for real. Their fire would go cold. 

Send ya’, send yer river, free your rain to wash my heart.
Won’t you share your kindred soul, until we part?
While sorrow comes and goes, ‘cross your river life goes on.
One day call me home when I’m gone, long gone.

Dreamin’ on, by some grace,
Each time I went hopin’. At times I was broken.
‘Til I could see down deep in my heart.

Sweet lovers will hold ya’ close when time to go.
But who’s comin’ with ya’? I been there and now I know!
Turns out that love, so far away, wasn’t right.
I traveled home a fool aboard a red-eye flight.

Send ya’, send yer river, free your rain to wash my heart.
Won’t you share your kindred soul, until we part?
While sorrow comes and goes, ‘cross your river love is true.
Well, then, I’ll come home to you, to you!