It's knowin' you don't try to buy my freedom
With some promise made of gold
That for you my door stays open
And our love becomes a simple two-way street.
And it's knowin' we're not shackled by forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you on the back roads by the rivers of my memory
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind.
It's not clingin' to the rocks and ivy planted
On some column now that binds us
Or somethin' that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walkin'.
It's just knowin' that the world will not be cursin' or forgivin'
When I'm driftin' through the market place and find
That you're movin' on the back roads by the rivers of my memory
And for hours you're just gentle o-on my mind.
Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junk yards and the highways come between us
And some other woman cryin' to her mother
'Cause she turned and you were gone.
I still might walk for hours, tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me till I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see you movin' on the back roads
By the rivers flowin' gentle on my mind.
--- Instrumental ---
The shutters creak in the autumn winds
That make me draw inside myself in silence
Cross legged now I sit and watch
The endless chase of leaves across my yard.
And layin' down my hair brush
I lean back within my window seat and find
That you're movin on the backroads by the rivers of my memory
Ever smilin', ever gentle on my mind...
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- All Night Long
- Sweet Dreams
- Come on Home
- When There's a Fire in Yo..
- Kiss Away
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- 2. Battle Hymn of the Republ..
- 3. Just a Closer Walk With T..
- 4. Help the People
- 5. I Don't Wanna Play House
- 6. Never Ending Song of Love
- 7. My Elusive Dreams
- 8. Love Me, Love Me
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