"River" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Now it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm gonna make a lot of money
And I'm gonna quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

[Chorus]
I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I made my baby cry
She tried hard to help me
She put me at ease
And she loved me so naughty
She made me weak in the knees
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish, I'm sad
And I've gone and lost the best baby that I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

[Chorus]

I made my baby say goodbye
It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on


Lyrics submitted by violetzebras

"River" as written by Joni Mitchell

Lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentThis song is so good...i know it's not by Travis (Joni Mitchell I think...) but it reminds me of my childhood. With the bit about skating etc. Fran has a so beautiful voice in it... Anyway, i love this song!
    humpty dumptyon June 15, 2002   Link

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