"River of Light" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
Heading off on a river at peace in the cool of an evening,
heading off on a river of light, be a part of a river at night.
Nice to be on a river sometimes, like a junebug traveling,
heading off on a ribbon of song, been away from the river too long.
Good to be on a river somewhere, like a milkweed traveling,
Heading off on a ribbon of dreams, be a part of a river it seems.
Can you tell me how long must I travel on?

I won't be looking up old friends, I won't be looking up old friends ever again.

I spent my life taking my time and I can't change anything,
take a look at my river of light, be a part of a river at night.
Nice to be on a river at peace, like a junebug traveling,
heading off on a river at last, my tears will be all in the past.
Good to be on a river somewhere, like a milkweed traveling,
heading down where the water runs deep, down deep where the fish are asleep now.
Can you tell me how long must I travel on?

I won't be looking up old friends, I won't be looking up old friends ever again..

Trouble don't mean nothing to me, and I had my share of it,
heading off on a river of light, be a part of a river at night.
Nice to be on a river at peace, in the cool of an evening,
heading off on the silver moon light, maybe love'll find me tonight.
Good to be on a river somewhere, like a milkweed traveling.
Heading off on a ribbon of dreams, be a part of a river it seems.
Can you tell me how long must I travel on?

I won't be looking up old friends, I won't be looking up old friends ever again, ever again…


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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