"Don't Cross The River" as written by and Daniel M. Peek....
There's a little girl out lyin' on her own
She's got a broken heart
She's not the kind to take you down for long
She knows and plays it smart

(Ah) and if she's comin' she's showed no mark
She's heard no whistle blowin' from the dark
She feels like leavin' and she don't know why
Without no bridges she's trapped, so I sigh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
All your life
You were on your own

If you want you can ride my train
And soon forget the reason that you're leaving
You'll lose yourself and then sometime
Maybe even save yourself some grievin'

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't try denyin' livin' on the other side
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide
Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide


Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Don't Cross the River" as written by Daniel M. Peek

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Don't Cross The River song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentgood song
    absent124on June 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment**yeah it is a good song, i used to always listen to it when i was younger, my whole life iv moved at the very least once a year and i can realate to it, its pretty sad and to me it shows this hopeless broken hearted girl**
    *GG*on October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She heard no whistle blowin' from the dark"
    America is referencing the 'Whistler' radio show; which was later made into a movies series, primarily associated with Richard Dix.
    Caanbron January 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She heard no whistle blowin' from the dark"
    America is referencing the 'Whistler' radio show; which was later made into a movies series, primarily associated with Richard Dix.
    Caanbron January 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)I never understood the meaning until I ran across this songfacts.com/…
    Here is what's listed there...
    The lyrics are Peek's advice to a lost and lonely girl who loves life in the fast lane but feels emptiness within. He tells her, "Don't cross the river if you can't swim the tide," meaning that if she is going to live life for her own fleshly reasons, she will likely be unhappy and do not expect otherwise. He invites her to accept Jesus by reminding her that "If you want, you can ride my train and soon forget the reason that you're leaving" - leaving the old life behind, and that "You'll lose yourself but then some time, maybe even save yourself some grievin'" - you'll leave certain pleasures behind but soon forget about them and save yourself many heartaches and hours of loneliness.
    Great song!!
    tarshun105on February 28, 2018   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain