The River Rolls On

I went down to the river in the wintertime
Watched the lights shine on the water as it flowed on by
Footsteps on the bridge march in perfect time
Before my eyes and in my mind as time goes by
 
Ooh the river rolls on, it washes away
Ooh the river rolls on, memories remain
 
I sat by the river, dreamed back to those days
When our lives lay open like a prize to claim
And I told the river all my hopes and dreams
It rolled on to the ocean, rolled on like the years
 
Ooh the river rolls on, it washes away
Ooh the river rolls on, memories remain
 
And I thought of all the people that once walked with me
Their faces and their voices live on in memory
They flow like the river eternally
 
Ooh the river rolls on, it washes away
Ooh the river rolls on, memories remain