Carly Simon

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Let the River Run is from the 1989 soundtrack of the movie Working Girl, directed by Mike Nichols. Carly Simon won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for this song that she wrote.

Carly’s song is packed with meaning. It encourages me to take a chance. Don’t wait, the river of life doesn’t stop while I’m being nervous, uncertain about what I’m doing. “Dark’ning of dawn” tells me there isn’t a clear path; don’t wait until I’m on “the edge” and the decision is made for me. I want to stand on a star and blaze a trail of desire.

Lyrics
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
let all the dreamers
wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Silver cities rise,
the morning lights
the streets that meet them,
and sirens call them on
with a song.

It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.

We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

We the great and small
stand on a star
and blaze a trail of desire
through the dark’ning dawn.

It’s asking for the taking.
Come run with me now,
the sky is the color of blue
you’ve never even seen
in the eyes of your lover.

Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.

Let the river run,
let all the dreamers
wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.

Colleen gives me the impetus to look for quotes through the week for something that makes a difference in my writing, my life or my attitude. Go there now and join us for Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

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