Lyrics: River of Fire

River of Fire (written by Stan Meissner and Glen Burtnik*, ©1992)

 

My life you hold in your heart

I look for the light, I wait in the dark

Burning emotions, I’m drawn to the flame

Chasing the shadows that call out your name

 

Searching for some kind of escape, I find my way right here to this place

‘Cause the night has no end

All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire

Days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

 

I still remember the look in your eyes

I wish I knew then that it was goodbye

I try to fight it but I know I can’t win

Sometimes your dreams just get lost in the wind

 

Something beyond all time and space leads me right back here to this space

At the edge of this world

All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire

Days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

 

Burn for you… burn for you… burn for you… burn for you…

 

All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire

Days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

*The original composition had some differences in the first verse; I transcribed the lyrics as Benjamin sings them.

 

13 thoughts on “Lyrics: River of Fire

  1. Or is a new version or i didn´t realize the sound of the saxofon!! sounds so nice..is it from his unrealized album not? i recognize his voice a bit different.

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      1. There are seven:
        “Do You Know What it Feels Like?”
        “Even Angels Fall”
        “I Am”
        “I’m Coming Home Tonight, Dear”
        “A Little Mind Working”
        “River of Fire”
        “Send Me”

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  2. This is the lyrics of Robertson Brothers version that I transcribed.

    Night lights up the ghost in my heart
    I watch them burn as I stare in the dark
    Listening emotion I’m torn to the flame
    Caught in the shadows that call out your name

    I’m Searching for some kind of escape
    I find my way right here to this place
    Where night has no end

    All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire
    Through Days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

    I still remember the look in your eyes
    I wish I knew then that it was goodbye
    I try to fight it but I know I can’t win
    Sometimes your dreams just get lost in the wind

    Something beyond all time and space
    Leads me right back here to this space
    At the edge of the world

    All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire
    Through days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

    Burn for you… burn for you… burn for you… burn for you…

    All of my life my dreams run wild, now I stand alone in this river of fire
    Through days of despair and nights of desire, I wait for you in this river of fire

    From Liner notes
    (https://www.discogs.com/The-Robertson-Brothers-Symmetry/release/4843165)
    E.Guitar – Dan Huff (No Doubt why the guitar solo was cool)
    A.Guitar – Don Potter
    Bass – Michael Rhodes
    Drums – Eddie Bears
    Keys – Phil Nash
    Perc – Tom Roady

    Produced by Barry Beckett

    By the way I can’t heard clearly on the lines that Geoff sings “”Listening” emotion I’m torn to the flame”
    maybe you can help 🙂

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      1. I think it’s correct. Must admit that Geoff accent was a bit of hard to transcribe.

        I also admit that at first I saw the words “Wrestling” It’s sounds like a songs about Wrestler who got a heartbreak LOL.

        Anyway you can post a transcribed version of this one on your blog. It would be greatly to see people known this song more, both of Robertson Brothers and Benjamin Orr version.

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