JJ Cale - River Runs Deep Lyrics




Well, the river runs deep and the water is cold as ice
The river runs deep and the water is cold as ice
I go down there every chance I get
It's where my baby she met her death
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice

Ain't no woman gonna make a fool out of me
Ain't no woman gonna make a fool out of me
Running 'round, that's what they said
She's at the bottom of the river dead
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice

No cheating woman gonna get a good man down
No cheating woman gonna get a good man down
Running 'round like a silly fool
You're gonna end up at the bottom of the pool
And the river runs deep and the water's cold as ice





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  1. Colin Manor

    I will never forget the first time I heard this.... mind was blown.

  2. bomhauer

    i heard this song in Massachusetts for the first time in 1990. I realized then I need to move back home to Missouri. Weird....

  3. Pierrea5

    This is like the Yee Haw version of ''Bitches aint shit but hoes and tricks''

  4. Zantandar

    Fraus! Fraulines! Listen up and be true.......or else

  5. jantarpsz

    Six Blade Knife is plagiat

  6. luca passeroni

    bellissima

  7. 1611 Leather

    First time I heard this I was in a cabin nestled in the back of a bay in SE Alaska watching the sun set behind a mountain after having just received a phone call that my wife was down in TX runnin round town with another guy cheating on me. Needless to say, this song struck deep and my soul breathed it in.

  8. Lazarett

    Pure Gold !!! ...

  9. Ruth Boykin

    Very good! Thank you, Charles Dyce for suggesting it!

    Charles Dyce

    Ruth Boykin No problem Ruth, always nice to recommend something that is appreciated.

  10. Paul Boyce

    May you Rest In Peace, J.J. and Leon. Thanks for sharing all of your talents!

  11. Paul Boyce

    J.J. Cale has influenced so many other artists and one of his biggest fans was Leon Russell. Check out the video on youtube of J.J. Cale's recording session in Leon Russell's Recording Studio. Leon Russell introduced Eric Clapton to J.J. Cale via Delany & Bonnie Bramblet and therefore J.J.Cale was another Domino (as in Derick & The Dominos). Of course, after that Eric Clapton album came another hit song for Clapton, J.J. Cale's "Cocain". It goes on and on. I also love how J.J. Cale basically destroyed and then re-built his guitar; as illustrated in that youtube video.

  12. Pappa Michael

    First JJ Cale album I ever heard. Such a Masterpiece!!!

  13. matt bluesmain

    love jammin' along with jj on youtube
    strat thru cyber champ tech 21 xxl
    fresh choice cuts pop up to play next

  14. plgplgplg

    Saw Cale at Harpos in Victoria with a buddy 25 odd years ago and being kinda drunk I kinda mighta harped on him too much between songs to play this one. It wasn't in his set but he was a good sport . He says"the man wants to hear The River Runs Deep" and he played it beautifully..I was a fool but he was the man....made my 20's.

    Naturally has got to be one of the best records of all time. Miss you JJ.

    bruce corne

    plg great story

    Mike Takahashi

    What a great venue to see J J !!! I miss Harpo's and JJ.

    MsBernyb

    wish i was there

  15. xtstevie

    Musical perfection......

    C G

    +xtstevie WELL SAID!

  16. TheAccelerated

    there  once wos a man running after a butterfly trying to catch it with his net- J J succeded in catching the heartbeat and the flow of everything that breathes in this song

  17. John Dowse

    This song make me all warm and fuzzy