Aimee Mann - River Lyrics




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

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

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

I made my baby cry

Tried hard to help me, and you put me at ease
Loved me so naughty, 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 and I'm sad
I've gone and lost the best baby I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

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

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





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  1. Trenton Jones

    The intro alone gets me all choked up

  2. Morten Vindberg

    Great version. Would also like to recommend Six Pence None the Richers' version

  3. Jake Ryan

    This is a very moving version, probably the best one I've ever heard. I love the beginning

  4. Deborah Douglas

    Love it - as good as Joni (a close second of course) XO Aimee Mann

  5. EM Nash

    The absolute most beautiful version of this song, by a MILE

    EnosEverything

    But Joni's is the blueprint... This is great but couldn't exist without the phenomenal talent of J.M... The greatest female singer/songwriter  by a HUNDRED MILES.

  6. Sabryna Del Rio

    OHMIGOSH! I have been searching for this version! Thank you for posting this!!!(:

  7. Michael Win

    A very moving version of one of the best songs ever written. When it was released many years ago, I found the Blue alblum too depressing. As a teenager, I did not appreciate its depth and genious. How many excellent vocalists have recored this song subsequently? While I'm sure Aimee would agree that some-Sarah M. for example-have sung this song with sweeter voices-this version is still precious.

  8. Grahamtastic7 gdhf

    One of the best versions of this song