No one ever loved that river
The rain from the highlands
A mirror for the Cajun moon
A road without a memory
Of anything that started out as blue
Say you can pour me like a jug of wine
Into the Gulf of Mexico, honey
Until the end of time
But no one ever loved that river
The way I love you

You move at your own rhythm
Like the tide on the river
And the lightning on the Pontrachain
Well, you come to me at midnight
Warm and naked as the rain
What were you whispering down at Natchez?
Cause it, oh, muddied up my mind
The call of some sweet ocean
Going to make you leave it all behind
But no one ever loved that river
The way I love you

You got land above the salt line
Bougainvillea in you hair
The barges pull from New Orleans
They say you'd leave without a care
The rumor on the river is
Anything that touches you will be free
But I know you can't be free
Well, you can never leave that river
Without me

Oh, in your eyes there flash defiance
And will not wait upon my word
Draw my eyes across the skyline
Like some long and graceful bird
Your lips have known me better, honey
And that satin ball of fire turns to blue
I can never leave this river
I will not leave this river without you

No one ever loved that river
The way I love you
Woah, no one ever loved that river
The way I love you


Lyrics submitted by Mystways

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