Mike Silver - How Many Rivers


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How Many Rivers

© Faymusic Publishing Written and composed by Mike Silver

When I think of your smile things get all misty
I imagine I’ve seen you and then you are gone
The ghost of a dream is all that’s left over
I knew what was right and I knew what was wrong

Are you slipping away, that’s what it feels like
So long and good luck that’s how it goes
Wishes like sand on a lone desert island
Roll away from the land when the tine’s running low

How many waves out on the ocean
How many times will I say your name
How many stars wait just behind sunset
How many rivers in a season rain

I speak my mind I don’t pull my punches
If its worth saying its worth saying clear
But I’ll hold my hand up this time I’m in trouble
If I’d kept my mouth shut you might till be near

How many waves…

Standing room only in the heart deep inside you
So many who love you would I be allowed
Please don’t think about it I’ll keep my distance
Just wish it was different but I don’t know how

How many waves …

Piano: Johnny Coppin
Electric Guitar: Jo Partridge
Pedal Steel: Nils Tuxen
Backing Vocals: Nancy March, Lynne Reynolds and Julie Boreham
Acc. guitar: Mike


from Mike Silver - Alchemy, released March 26, 2019


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