"Blood Red River" as written by and Beth Orton....
Took a friend I found across some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time to forgive her
Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always grab what they'd never grasp?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
I'm sure we used to stay?
Is it only a dream away?

Took a raft I found across some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time for my dinner
Why must people always want what they never have?
Why is it a crime to miss a part of you that's bled?

How did we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake?
I'm sure we used to stay
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream away, away

Lost a friend I found down some blood red river
Never did find my way home in time to forget her
Why must people always want what they can't have?
Why must people always take but forget to ask?

How do we get so far?
How do we move so fast away
From the lilac-lilied lake
Where I'm told we used to play
Is it only a dream away?
Only a dream, only a dream away, away


Lyrics submitted by nicole, edited by sharkycharming

"Blood Red River" as written by Beth Orton

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    General CommentLost frienship due to greed /drifting apart.
    SmallCloneon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"nicole" must be deaf. Here are the correct lyrics (which I also submitted as an edit, but those never seem to get approved). I don't know why it says it was edited by sharkycharming because none of my edits have showed up above.
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    Took a friend I found across some blood red river
    Never did find my way home in time to forgive her
    Why must people always want what they can't have?
    Why must people always grab what they'd never grasp?

    How did we get so far?
    How do we move so fast away
    From the lilac-lilied lake
    I'm sure we used to stay?
    Is it only a dream away?

    Took a raft I found across some blood red river
    Never did find my way home in time for my dinner
    Why must people always want what they never have?
    Why is it a crime to miss a part of you that's bled?

    How did we get so far?
    How do we move so fast away
    From the lilac-lilied lake?
    I'm sure we used to stay
    Is it only a dream away?
    Only a dream away, away

    Lost a friend I found down some blood red river
    Never did find my way home in time to forget her
    Why must people always want what they can't have?
    Why must people always take but forget to ask?

    How do we get so far?
    How do we move so fast away
    From the lilac-lilied lake
    Where I'm told we used to play
    Is it only a dream away?
    Only a dream, only a dream away, away
    sharkycharmingon January 29, 2014   Link

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