Song title: Over the rise
Over the rise
I walk along the levee to see the gypsy man
The dirt ‘neath my feet baby’s turnin’ to quicksand
He looked into my palm, then looked me in the eye
And told me you were gone, gone over the rise
Once we stood together at the wishing well
Our wishes like dreams, baby, into the water fell
Oh then I kissed your lips but when I looked into your eyes
They were gone, gone over the rise
Tonight the blackbirds fly low on the water’s edge
Oh we walked this path not knowing where it led
Now at the bottom of the river deep lies something shiny and golden
Is a promise that love couldn’t keep same as a promise broken
Well I woke last night to the sound of rain
The wind rustling branches against the window pane
I searched the pillow beside me for the tears we cried
Baby they were gone, gone over the rise
Pauline Kael, “I lost it at the movies”
Published on the following official releases:Never played in regular set.
Recorded during the HUMAN TOUCH / LUCKY TOWN studio sessions, but then not used for the albums.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song.