Song of the Day #3,578: ‘Rivers of Love’ – Sarah McLachlan

Today’s random selection comes from the artist who originally launched Random Weekends more than six years ago — Sarah McLachlan.

‘Rivers of Love’ appears on McLachlan’s rather weak 2010 album Laws of Illusion. I’ve been very dismissive of that record, but I have to admit this song isn’t half bad.

In fact, if you threw a few more instruments into the mix and juiced up the production a bit, this could work nicely as a James Bond theme.

There’s a tunnel that leads to the rivers of love
The sides make you bleed ’til you’re white as a dove
Don’t bother to bring all the baggage you cling to
The porter will free you before you come through
The doorway that cleanses the darkness that mends
It’s easy to smile in the end…

And all comes down to leaving it all behind and moving on
To the rivers of love
And never be lonely again
How long have you waited? How long ’til you drown?

The rules and direction the twists and corrections
Take tolls on the highs we still strive ’til we die
To seek out the one love – the one that we dream of
The one may be there with you everyday
Alone and untethered and free of all ties
Free since the day you first cried

And it all comes down to leaving it all behind and moving on
To the rivers of love
And never be lonely again
How long have you waited? How long ’til you drown?
How long have you waited? How long ’til you drown?

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,578: ‘Rivers of Love’ – Sarah McLachlan

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    SIX YEARS of Random Weekends? Wow!

    Now that you’ve started using a Amazon Music, is there a way to download the albums you listen to so as to throw those into the random mix?

    This is a decent song btw, and I hear the Bond elements.

    • Clay says:

      I could create a playlist of all my music and pull from it randomly, but that would be a playlist of more than 13,000 songs and growing. I think I’ll just stick with iTunes and have it be Random Weekends drawn from music I bought prior to 2018!

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