Cara, Alessia - River Of Tears Lyrics




Still got the flowers that you sent
And the note you wrote that said that we were meant to be forever
I keep them all as evidence
In a drawer under the mirror, filled with empty promises
I don't know why
I keep letting you lie to me
Hard as I try
It seems I can't break away
I thought that you would be the hero
Come and save the day
But you're a villain
Your sins unforgiven

I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves I've found the strength to say
The river of tears has washed me clean
Go 'head and wish me well
I'll cry a wishing well
I'll fly before I fail
I'll set sail and drift away
So I won't need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears

I catch your scent in every wind
And I recall the love we had, I can't pretend
That I don't miss you every now and then
But the hurt is for the better
Moving on, it's now or never
Lost in the tide
I can't keep my pillows dry
Like there's a sea in my eyes
I realize that sometimes love brings you flowers
Then it builds you coffins
And far too often
We end up falling to our demise

I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves I've found the strength to say
The river of tears has washed me clean
Go 'head and wish me well
I'll cry a wishing well
I'll fly before I fail
I'll set sail and drift away
So I won't need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears

Cry me a river, build myself a bridge
I'm over this, can't let memories become the death of me
I'm glad to see everything that you are
And I believe that you are everything I needed
But I don't need no more

I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves I've found the strength to say
The river of tears has washed me clean
Go 'head and wish me well
I'll cry a wishing well
I'll fly before I fail
I'll set sail and drift away
So I won't need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears





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Cara, Alessia River Of Tears Comments
  1. Litassminerva

    this song makes me cry, and i’ve sang it and one of my friends told me it’s good my voice and i love this song so much, it made me get over my ex who broke my heart and who moved on quick in 1 month and i was the girl who gave him everything but things happen for a reason and now i’m happy!!

  2. Catalin Silivasan

    When she says “And I believe that you are everything I needed/But I don't need no more” i feel that

  3. kailyn king

    I JUST LOVE THIS SONG IT MAKES ME CRY EVERY TIME

  4. Rose Kinyua

    don't put your trust in humans if you don't wanna end up disappointed drowning in a river of tears.

  5. Michael Lepka

    I listened to this in prison

  6. Elianna Pena

    I leard that boy are a discras I dated for a quick 20minutes and he broke up with me and he tried to be my friend and I said no we are done that what u wanted

  7. Scarlets World

    I saw alessia in Concert at the 02 she was Shawn Mendes support act, it was the most emotional and beautiful experience I’ve ever had. I wish I could go back so bad everyday. It was magical. I’ll never ever forget that day. <3

  8. Stitch

    This is are lyrical song

  9. GABRIELLE B

    My ex bf died from a heroin overdose 3 years ago. I met him when he was clean and had been for a while. He was bright genuine beautiful soul. His eyes and smile could make my worst pain turn into pure happiness. He listened to all the things that happened to me when I was young that broke me. Genuinely cried with me for my pain. We both lost our dads tragically, my dad was murdered. His dad died from a doctor in a mal practice. We had that bond that we both felt so broken we turned to drugs and alcohol because the pain was unbearable. But when we were together we both didn’t do drugs because we were each others high. Till he relapsed and I watched him slowly die in front of my eyes. I would be sick with anxiety for fear of waking up next to him dead or get a phone call he died. But then I got the phone call, that morning when he died I woke up from my sleep with a sharp pain on my heart. Almost as if I felt him die and leave earth. His sister called me bawling letting me know his body was found in his bathroom unresponsive. “ I realize life brings you flowers, then it builds you coffins and far to often it we end up falling to our demise” I would listen to this song everyday during the time and after his death. It’s almost as if Alessia wrote this song for me. This song would bring me to my knees praying to god to save him, and to take this pain away. 3 years later I’ve been dealing with the worst depression after losing him. Heroin ruined not only his life but mine. 💔

  10. liv yeeterson

    my best friend started rumors about me and turned my friends against me for no reason other than obvious jealousy

  11. Elle X

    OMG I FORGOT ABOUT THIS!!😍😭

  12. Tegpreet Kaur

    Love sinks and hope floats💔😭

  13. Nicky Martins

    Grey's Anatomy Bring me here :)

  14. AHS_Ayanna 209

    this song really matches how i feel i swear it feels like there is nothing inside me but webs and dust and i'm always in tears i'm tryna stop this pain but people are always bringing me down and i really look to you Alessia please keep doing what your doing you are making me stronger and i thank you for that

  15. whojonas

    Eu sempre vou voltar aqui pra reviver essa época que minha vida teve. Essa música é tudo pra mim😭😭

  16. Karli Gallow

    Your the best person in the world to me Alessia Cara

  17. Ai Nur Aida

    Omg this is so touching and sad... im really fall for this song i listen this song over and over again♡♡♡

  18. Lerato Loyal

    "I recall the love we had and I can't pretend that I don't miss every now the then"😭😭😭😭😭😭

  19. Daniel Cardoso

    29/9/2019 ♡

  20. Isabel Peterson

    Does this give anyone Sansa Stark vibes

  21. N0mAd basically yeah my nans a creature

    "you've probably never heard of it" she said.

    You stand correct, it was hiding in plain sight 17 mil and most likely nobody in the entire school has heard of it

  22. Savanna Rebold

    i’ve loved this song for years now and i keep on waiting for her to become more popular but it’s just not happening🥺 Alessia is soooo talented and i feel like she doesn’t get enough recognition. her voice literally sounds like an angel

  23. Philorita Shepherd

    I hated audios until I met Alessia Cara

  24. Icon Sis

    Save day but your a villain

  25. Agenia Ilmi

    Why listening this song make me feel so fucking sad?

  26. Cocofifi Msp

    Qui est la grace a wattpad? 😭😭

  27. COMANMAMEY

    Please don't become a Miley Cyrus or an Ariana Grande your music is amazing

  28. Catie Lew

    her voice..chills..

  29. scarlettmusic

    it's like damn why is this so f sad ! Alexa play rooting for you

  30. Pat Davis

    He broke up with me do I listened to this song I caught on to him and it hurts but I am over him for sure

  31. Israel Cuevas

    Good song, trash message. This song is typical on relating to those that are upset over a past relationship. Life isn’t a Nicolas Sparks movie, it’s a Rocky story. You’ll be punched and kicked but life is only worth it if you fight back.

  32. Paty Oliveira

    She is so amazing and inspiring 😭😍💞💖

  33. Paty Oliveira

    🇧🇷💚🇧🇷💚🇧🇷💚🇧🇷💚🇧🇷💚

  34. Daniel Meza

    😢😢😢😢

  35. Amanda Thomas

    This song reminds me of an abuse relationship. In which I needed to get out of. It was physical and verbal. This song will give you courage and strength.

  36. Anna A

    Some people are glow sticks they need to be broken before they can shine . If you are broken . Make yourself be a glow stick . It shows how strong you are .

  37. SONG LIVE

    vc e lindaaaaaaah @ beautiful alessia cara

  38. Brandi Lee

    I love this girl. She helped me through one of the hardest times in my life.

  39. Rosemary Cissna

    This song reminds me of how much I miss my boyfriend who passed...a month ago..😭

  40. The Crackhead life

    I can kind of sing, well that's what I think, my friends say I'm very good , im looking through her songs to sing and practice but there are so many good ones I can't choose which one to do first

  41. Fátima Ali

    I would kill for a Alessia Cara collaboration with BTS.If I see that I think I'll be ready for die.

  42. Tobias Dont matter

    Love:evoL:Evil

  43. Tobias Dont matter

    Stay single as long as you can enjoy life, friends, family, co-workers. Enjoy and soak it all in, cuz the only thing love has to give is heart break and misery draining the Love you have for everything else in life till all that’s left is a tumble weed blowing in the wind watching everyone else go by as you remain stuck in the past.

  44. Maria Rinta-Rahko

    This song is so beautiful💖and Alessia has such a beautiful, soft, sweet, unique, powerfull and cute voice🔥.

    She's very talented👍, beautiful😍, inspiring💛.

    She has an Incredible voice🔥. She's Incredible live, acoustic and acapella🔥.

    Her songs are amazing, good, chatchy, inspiring, reliteble and powerfull👍.

    She's also very kind, chill and caring💖.

  45. Leapinq Stars

    I imagine all the single mothers and fathers that got rejected by loved ones in the world coming together singing this song.

  46. Erase Me

    I don't why I have this boy in my mind.. but he's a villian...or is the singer...?

  47. Gia Arrow

    A river of tires has washed it all away , moving on is all I have left...

  48. Estilo De Biaje

    Who are listen this song on 2019

  49. Larissa Freitas

    12×24 grey's anatomy scene

  50. D Soto

    Alessia Cara is the best singer for my heart :'3

  51. Windysaint

    River of tears 😭♥️💯

  52. A !

    Everytime I feel pain I listen to this song and cry but after it I feel more calm. Thank you cara for this beautiful song.

  53. bee gee

    I love you ur songs are AMAZING!!!!

  54. Karen Walter

    Best artist ever... you're in my heart and my prayer. you awaken my soul

  55. King Arthur

    I love all of your songs ,they are so positive and I wouldn't mind if my daughter listens to you all day

  56. Valentina Quintero

    I love you! kisses from Panama.

  57. Kristin Allen

    This song is so beautiful I’m crying ❤️

  58. Gia Arrow

    🔥🔥

  59. madison page-west

    my now ex boyfriend brought me here

  60. Kayla A Wheeler

    Awww :(

  61. Essen ist geil

    Grey‘s Anatomy? 😏😁

  62. Nora Klobas

    I think this one might be my favorite

  63. Marley Hilton

    My ex broke up with me 3 times and.this time he isn't coming back. And it's because I'm dating this other guy. Need super nice and says the cutest things and I love him but I also love me ex. And I can't get over him. I get butterflies just thinking about him. I can remember his scent and the feeling of his lips haunt me. And.I remember the first time we hugged, the warmth of him against me...😩 . I miss him but I can't leave my current boyfriend. Need too good to me. And he's depressed. I don't want to make it worse by leaving him. And I don't know what to do. Because this hurts me so much. I miss my ex so much and I can't stop crying about this I just love him so much and I don't know what to even do anymore someone help me please😨

  64. anmOl Kumar

    I hate to break it but I can feel the lyrics

  65. Catch me if you can

    I have heard this song, in the best times of my life, and in the worst and darkest. Thank you for this wonderful piece of magic ....❤️

  66. Maary Alves

    2k19 ❤

  67. Kenneth vanschoenwinkel

    First time hearing the song but thats the story of my life 😭

  68. Divine Jomomoh

    it's a BOP!!!💟

  69. Shadez Official

    I can so relate to this song omg thank you for making this song

  70. Jaila -j

    "In a river of tears"

  71. Cool Empire

    I have to say that this album is the best album of hers by now

  72. sappy cat

    #alessiasqad

  73. Lerato Loyal

    I still love this song❤

  74. iman lawal

    My inspiration

  75. Janice Scurlock

    This reminds me of my ex when she said “the hurt is for the better , moving on is now or never” I felt that 😭💔

  76. Taliane Liz

    Grey's Anatomy ♥

  77. Candice Clark

    it reminds me of my sucky life

  78. K J

    Who tf disliked this song?

    Robert Henderson

    The ocean

    K J

    @Robert Henderson 😆😂😂

  79. dyllie // black heart.

    i'm feeling it now man... back in 2015 everything fell to me and i realized i was only being used by people for them to have good grades and stuff and i ended up pushing myself away from everybody i (kinda) loved, in a rock bottom status. but a few months later i was finding new friends and slowly rebuilding myself. in 2016 it was falling again but not in the same intensity. and slowly rebuilding until last year (2018) when i thought i was at the top.

    then suddenly, even with stable and good relationship i felt i was less important (more than usual) than my group of friends, and add that to the fact that i recently came out as transgender and get little to no respect about it at home. but still my friends are supporting me and i'm glad about it

  80. dyllie // black heart.

    back when this was released i related to it so much... i still do nowadays but not the same way

  81. Lydia Bouza

    can't let memories become the death of me...hits too close to heart

  82. Mateus

    Como eu vim parar aqui q poha

  83. FilMAD Camp

    Sounds like the exact same chords used in Rihanna´s ¨That´s alright because I love the way you lie¨

  84. NILS KIEMLE

    Hey 2019

  85. Laurenzia Ratuasani

    Still got the flowers that you sent
    And the note you wrote that said
    That we're meant to be forever
    I keep them all as evidence
    In a drawer under the mirror
    Filled with empty promises
    I don't know why
    I keep letting you lie to me
    Hard as I try
    It seems I can't break away
    I thought that you would be the hero
    Come and save the day
    But you're a villain
    Your sins unforgiven

    I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
    In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
    Under the waves, I've found the strength to say
    The river of tears has washed me clean
    Go 'head and wish me well
    I'll cry a wishing well
    I'll fly before I fail
    I'll set sail and drift away
    So I won't need you here
    Love sinks and hope floats
    In a river of tears
    In a river of tears

    I catch your scent in every wind
    And I recall the love we had
    I can't pretend that I don't miss you
    Every now and then
    But the hurt is for the better
    Moving on, it's now or never
    Lost in the tide, I can't keep my pillows dry
    Like there's a sea in my eyes
    I realize that sometimes life brings you flowers
    Then it builds you coffins
    And far too often
    We end up falling to our demise

    I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
    In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
    Under the waves, I've found the strength to say
    The river of tears has washed me clean
    Go 'head and wish me well
    I'll cry a wishing well
    I'll fly before I fail
    I'll set sail and drift away
    So I won't need you here
    Love sinks and hope floats
    In a river of tears
    In a river of tears

    Cry me a river, build myself a bridge
    I'm over this, can't let memories become the death of me
    I'm glad to see everything that you are
    And I believe that you are everything I needed
    But I don't need no more

    I'm going down, and you have watched me drown
    In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
    Under the waves, I've found the strength to say
    The river of tears has washed me clean
    Go 'head and wish me well
    I'll cry a wishing well
    I'll fly before I fail
    I'll set sail and drift away
    So I won't need you here
    Love sinks and hope floats
    In a river of tears
    In a river of tears

  86. Dee Dyckes

    How can anyone not be moved by the lyrics and melody?! Just lovely xo

  87. tea

    This song reminds me of my dad.

  88. JASSY Scouts

    And far too often we end up falling to our demise

    rendon 890

    I was in that line when I read this 😂🖤

  89. The Gamer Girl

    You are such a beautiful singer! Your songs have helped me through a lot of pain. Thank you so much! Please keep singing and sharing your voice to the world! You brighten so many people’s lives.

  90. Cara Haf

    I love this xx

  91. jasmine Mosby

    Break up song spree...the mourning has already started before the end

  92. Meghan Ryan

    THIS SOMG IS AMAZING

  93. Grace Habecker

    so i was listening to this song at the same time i was in my online Spanish class, so it was all soft and sad and all of a sudden I just heard "In A fOrMal SeTtiNg HoW COulD YoU AsK For mORe SaLT?" and it scared the crap out of me.