• Billy Joel

    The River of Dreams

    In the middle of the night
    I go walking in my sleep
    From the mountains of faith
    To the river so deep.

    I must be looking for something
    Something sacred I lost.
    But the river is wide
    And it’s too hard to cross.

    And even though I know the river is wide
    I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore
    And try to cross to the opposite side
    So I can finally find out what I’ve been looking for.

    In the middle of the night
    I go walking in my sleep
    Through the valley of fear
    To a river so deep.

    And I’ve been searching for something
    Taken out of my soul.
    Something I would never lose,
    Something somebody stole.

    I don’t know why I go walking at night.
    But now I’m tired and I don’t want to walk anymore.
    I hope it doesn’t take the rest of my life
    Until I find what it is that I’ve been looking for.

    In the middle of the night
    I go walking in my sleep
    Through the jungle of doubt
    To a river so deep.

    I know I’m searching for something.
    Something so undefined.
    That it can only be seen
    By the eyes of the blind.

    In the middle of the night.

    I’m not sure about a life after this.
    God knows I’ve never been a spiritual man.
    Baptized by the fire, I wade into the river
    That runs to the promised land.

    In the middle of the night
    I go walking in my sleep
    Through the desert of truth
    To the river so deep.

    We all end in the ocean,
    We all start in the streams,
    We’re all carried along
    By the river of dreams.

    In the middle of the night.