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Separate Rivers                       ©2018 Robert George BMI

 

Lenore met Joey at a teenage party in the woods

She was used to finer things, diamonds and designer rings

And she’d grown up in a ritzy neighborhood

He was just a drop-out working in his uncle’s body shop

He was scarred…his boots were scuffed, but his country roots were tough

And he’d had some run-ins with the local cops

 

Lovers often whisper

Fate is like the deep blue sea

And love is separate rivers

Flowing to their destiny

 

Well, they stole a bottle of his uncle’s Cutty Sark

Then they shared wild whiskey dreams, and they plotted risky schemes

Underneath a moonlit pine tree in the park

Then one night they swiped his uncle’s thirty-eight

Stole a rusty, smoky car, robbed a karaoke bar

Then got busted at a roadblock near the interstate

 

Lovers often whisper

Fate is like the deep blue sea

And love is separate rivers

Flowing to their destiny

 

Though that pistol wasn’t loaded

Joe got fifteen years to pay his dues

She attended Harvard law school

Her name never even made the news

He went back to working for his uncle

When he fin’lly made parole

She was working in a concrete jungle

Fighting not to lose her soul

 

Sometimes it’s impossible to bury yesterday

Hades knows no middle ground, someone in that little town

Robbed a tavern, shot the clerk and stole a car to get away

Cops arrested Joe although there was no evidence

He’d been set up for a fall, but he gave Lenore a call

And she took a night flight out to his defense

 

Lovers often whisper

Fate is like the deep blue sea

And love is separate rivers

Flowing to their destiny

 

 

Well, Lenore convinced the court to set poor Joey free

Then they shared new whiskey dreams, laughed about old risky schemes

Sipping Cutty Sark beneath an old pine tree

 

Lovers often whisper

Fate is like the deep blue sea

And love is separate rivers

Flowing to their destiny

 

Yes, love is separate rivers

Separate rivers

Flowing to their destiny…

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