The river rolls and the river winds And it seems to do something for my peace of mind Though I didn't know it, I came here looking to find A place to forget about my troubles for awhile
I saw a mother with her little baby when I was walking here There's something 'bout a little baby that makes me laugh They don't seem to have a care And I wonder if I'm ever gonna feel that way again
Until then, I'll find some time to spend down by the river
I spend a lot of time looking forward Looking back and looking down at my feet upon the ground I fell backwards and when I opened my eyes I found myself staring straight up in the sky And it seemed like there was something there to learn When I realized I had nowhere else to be And the only sound that mattered was the wind that blowed so gentle through the trees
Such a harmony down by the river
Well I heard music, it was soft and clear And I sang out for the first time, I didn't care who would hear Because I found my answers in the wind and waves And the magic in the little things that happen every day And I played that tune on my old mandolin And I didn't hurt at all for company Because the river likes to sing along and knows the words to every song I play
Such a lovely day down by the river Such a lovely day...