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River Man Lyrics

from Five Leaves Left

"River Man" is track #2 on the album Five Leaves Left. It was written by (gb 1) Nick Drake.
"River Man" is track #2 on the album Five Leaves Left. It was written by (gb 1) Nick Drake.

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Betty came by on her way
Said she had a word to say
About things today and fallen leaves

Said she hadn't heard the news
Hadn't had the time to choose
A way to lose but she believes

Gonna see the river man
Gonna tell him all I can
About the plan for lilac time

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
And all night shows in summertime

Betty said she prayed today
For the sky to blow away
Or maybe stay she wasn't sure

For when she thought of summer rain
Calling for her mind again
She lost the pain and stayed for more

Gonna see the river man
Gonna tell him all I can
About the ban on feeling free

If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
I don't suppose it's meant for me

Oh, how they come and go
Oh, how they come and go

Songwriters
(GB 1) NICK DRAKE

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