Original
Billy Strings
William Apostol, Aaron Allen
William Apostol, Aaron Allen

Lyrics

Down by the river The water’s cold Used to have a girl but that’s alright She came to me in a dream And slipped away like a running stream The hours of silence In the light of the moon Brings to me a sense of ease There’s nothing else that I could do For that woman won't be pleased I see her running But I’m not the same I’ve chased after pleasure To bury my pain But it’s resurrected When I say her name My love and regret are one in the same The scream of a raven The screech of an owl A heartbroke and lonesome coyote howl Those old Hartford records that we used to play And the silence when she went away A flower illustrated in bloom Floating on a wisp of consciousness She rides innocently down the river to the place where the light lives And shrugs off enchantment with a sigh Dreaming from the first moment of her life Unheard songs bathed in silver ring out as morning rolls into the endless I see her running But I’m not the same I’ve chased after pleasure To bury my pain But it’s resurrected When I say her name My love and regret are one in the same I keep wandering back To a place in my mind Where moonlight reflections return to her eyes To gaze at the water once more Before turning again to the sky Down by the river The water’s cold Used to have a girl but that’s alright She came to me in a dream And slipped away like a running stream