across the great divide lyrics – nanci griffith

(kate wolf)

i’ve been walkin’ in my sleep
countin’ troubles ‘stead of countin’ sheep
where the years went i can’t say
i just turned around and they’ve gone away

i’ve been siftin’ through the layers
of dusty books and faded papers
they tell a story i used to know
and it was one that happened so long ago

it’s gone away in yesterday
now i find myself on the mountainside
where the rivers change direction
across the great divide

now, i heard the owl a-callin’
softly as the night was fallin’
with a question and i replied
but he’s gone across the borderline


the finest hour that i have seen
is the one that comes between
the edge of night and the break of day
it’s when the darkness rolls away

chorus twice

/ nanci griffith lyrics