Behind the Songs: Missouri River Kiss

Missouri River Kiss

Lyrics & music by John Caravelli and Steve Givens
© 2016 Potter’s Mark Music

I saw you first time in the Gasconade River,
The water up to your thighs,
I wished that I could hold you like the water in the river.
I wished I was the fire in your eyes.

Driving later that night on the road to Augusta,
Just my ’67 Chevy and you.
ZZ Top singing give me all your lovin’ baby
And you gave me all your kisses, too.

And the river rolls on
And the river rolls on
Like a perfect summer day
And a Missouri river kiss.

Well that summer rolled by like a cool shallow river
Nothin’ deep, just a fling of a thing.
We held on to one another like we knew what we were doing
Like the words to ev’ry song that we’d sing.

Summer love is sweet but it can sting like a nettle
That’s the story of a girl and a boy
Leaves start falling and we roll up the windows
The pain is all a part of the joy.

Some mem’ries drop down deep in our souls
Hanging heavy, like a weight on a line.
And though we can’t step into the same river twice,
We can try, Lord, we can try.

Some mem’ries drop down deep in our souls
Hanging heavy, like a weight on a line.
And though we can’t step into the same river twice,
We can try, Lord, we can try.

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