Three Rivers

Three Rivers

Lori Lieberman

Gone is the girl that I once used to be
Fine are these lines that time’s given me
Torn is the heart that never will mend
Lost is the love that I won’t find again

One of these days it will be clear to me
Why you turned to go and why I let you leave
But for now all I want is what I had before
A heart full of promises, nothing more

And here’s all that’s left at the end of you
A space in my heart that a plane could fly through
And an emptiness so vast and so wide
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside

Touch me again and I won’t turn away
This time I’ll listen to what you won’t say
Turn back the time to the day we first met
Long before there was hopelessness, shame, regret

And here’s all that’s left at the end of you
A space in my heart that a train could run through
And an emptiness so vast and so wide
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside

River of sorrow, river of blame
Currents of loneliness in a riptide of shame
The closer the shoreline
The further and further away

And here’s all that’s left at the end of you
A space in my heart that a plane could fly through
And an emptiness so vast and so wide
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside
Three rivers of sorrow could flow inside….