SONG LYRICS FOR: "RIVER OF TEARS"
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Lead vocal: Vas Myers
Lyrics: Joan Clair
Music: Vas Myers

"RIVER OF TEARS"

Verse 1
I think I'm strong.
I can take it all
And go on,
And I'll never fall.
I've got my head up high and shoulders squared,
And I don't know how You'd ever dare
To look inside me, deep inside of me
And see the truth that no one else can see.

Verse 2
Yeah, I'm strong.
I want to take it all,
And go on.
How could I ever fall?
My head's up high and my mask's intact.
But as time goes by, I start to crack,
'Cause You know the truth is not as it appears,
And deep inside there's a river of tears.

Chorus 1
I feel a tear, I cannot see it,
But I know it's not that far away,
I feel a tear. It's welling up,
[But I'll push back for another day.]

Repeat Chorus 1

-- two times

Verse 3
I wanna be brave.
I wanna be strong,
To carve my own way
As I go along.
But as time goes by, I see more and more
I'm just more screwed up than the day before.
And the more I push those tears away,
The more they come flooding in a torrent my way.

Repeat Chorus1

Lead: -two times

Bridge
You say it's good to cry.
My Jesus, yes, You say
It's good to cry
And show that I’m not in control.
You say I've gotta get it out and lay out the facts,
That I'm not impervious to Satan's attacks.
You say that I've got to relinquish control,
You say that giving up's the only way I'll be whole.

Verse 4
So I want to be strong,
But I'll be weak for You;
And I want to kick back,
But I'll yield to the truth.
I feel You already giving strength to my soul,
I feel the gut power of giving You my control.
I've tried for years to steer my own ship,
But now I've given it to You, and You're letting 'er rip.

Chorus2
I feel a tear, I cannot see it,
But I know it's not that far away.
I feel a tear. It's welling up,
[But I'll push back for another day.]
I feel a tear, I cannot see it,
But I know it's not that far away.
I feel a tear. It comes and goes,
But You’re here to wipe it away.

Repeat Chorus 2

 

"RIVER OF TEARS" (with chords)

Intro: (G)-(F)-(C) four times

Verse 1
(G)I (F)think I'm strong.
I can(C) take it all
(G)And go (F)on,
And I'll (C)never fall.
(G)I've got my(F) head up high and (C)shoulders squared,
And I don't know how You'd ever (G)dare
To look inside (F)me, deep inside of(C) me
And see the truth that no one else can(G) see.

(F)-(C)

Verse 2
(G)Yeah, I'm(F) strong.
I want to(C) take it all,
(G)And go (F)on.
How could I(C) ever fall?
(G)My head's up (F)high and my mask's (C)intact.
But as time goes by, I(G) start to crack,
'Cause You(F) know the truth is(C) not as it appears,
And deep inside there's a(G) river of (G)tears.

(F)-(C)-(G)-(F)-(C)

Chorus 1
(G)I feel a (D)tear, I cannot (Em)see it,
But I (C)know it's not that far away,
(G)I feel a(D) tear. It's welling (A)up,
[But I'll push(C) back for another day.]

Repeat Chorus 1

(G)-(F)-(C) two times

Verse 3
(G)I wanna (F)be brave.
I wanna(C) be strong,
(G)To carve my(F) own way
As I (C)go along.
(G)But as(F) time goes by, I (C)see more and more
I'm just more screwed up than the (G)day before.
And the (F)more I push those (C)tears away,
The more they come flooding in a torrent my(G) way.

(F)-(C)-(G)-(F)-(C)

Repeat Chorus1

Lead: (G)-(D)-(Em)-(C)-(G)-(D)-(A)-(C) two times

Bridge
You (Cmaj7)say it's good to cry.
My Jesus,(G) yes, You say
It's good to cry
And (Cmaj7)show that I’m not in (G)control.
You(Cmaj7) say I've gotta get it out and lay out the (G)facts,
That I'm not impervious to Satan's (Cmaj7)attacks.
You say that I've got to relinquish (G)control,
You(Cmaj7) say that giving up's the only way I'll be whole.

Verse 4
(G)So I want to be(F) strong,
But I'll be (C)weak for You;
(G)And I want to(F) kick back,
But I'll yield (C)to the truth.
(G)I feel You(F) already giving(C) strength to my soul,
I feel the gut power of giving You my(G) control.
I've tried for (F)years to steer my(C) own ship,
But now I've given it to You, and You're(G) letting 'er rip.

(F)-(C)-(G)-(F)-(C)

Chorus2
(G)I feel a (D)tear, I cannot (Em)see it,
But I (C)know it's not that far away.
(G)I feel a(D) tear. It's welling (A)up,
[But I'll push(C) back for another day.]
(G)I feel a (D)tear, I cannot (Em)see it,
But I (C)know it's not that far away.
(G)I feel a(D) tear. It comes and goes,
(A)But You’re here to(C) wipe it away.

Repeat Chorus 2

 

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