A river to cross....


...a meme where you match photos to song lyrics

Link to Song Video: River of Dreams artist: Billy Joel

photo credits: [1]Nueces River [photo tweaked to 'nighttime'], [2]Nueces Riverbank, [3]Blue River plaque [Near where I was born! -Nebraska] [4]Gulf of Mexico, and [5]Lakeside Park [photo tweaked to 'nighttime']

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 lookin' for something
Something sacred i lost
But the river is wide
And it's too hard to cross
even though I know the river is wide
I walk down every evening and stand on the shore
I try to cross to the opposite side
So I can finally find 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

I've been searching for something
Taken out of my soul
Something I'd 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 I've been looking for

In the middle of the night
I go walking in my sleep
Through the jungle of doubt
To the 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 is runnin' through 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

[thumbnails of original photos #1 and #5]


  1. Anonymous6/09/2011

    Great post.This is Denise.

  2. Anonymous6/09/2011

    You are so good at this. Amazing choice of music and photos. I dearly love that last photo. :)

  3. Oh Anni, I love this song, I have it on my YouTube favorites but I still went to the video link you have above.

    Great photos all but I absolutely adore you first and last photo. The way you caught the stars twinkling among the tree branches is stunning.

  4. Excellent, and moving. Keep up the great work.

    masterymistery at cosmic rapture

  5. Annie, OMG we are too much alike! I truely love the New York Yankees! Derek Jeter is my favorite player! Are we going back to the series this year? They better get their act together eh?

  6. Morning Anni,
    There is nothing better than a classic Billy Joel. Boy that song gets the juices running this morning...Mom is on her feet moving and shaking. MOL

  7. Susan I love baseball, period!! And the NYY team is the only one on the American League I follow! Yep, Jeter is tops!!!! But, I've always been a backer for the National League since I grew up with them on TV all the time....Cardinals, Astros, D'Backs and Rockies.

  8. Great song n pics to go with it!

  9. I love that song - thanks for the link to hear it again!

  10. Hey Anni - I fixed the recipe on my post. It's strawberry jello. Thanks for telling me I missed it!

  11. nice captured Annie....like it.:-)

  12. Fabulous photos to accompany the great Billy Joel, Anni.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. What a great song and the photos that go with it.
    I have been over the big blue river.It has been a while as we used to go visit with a girlfriend and her family that lived in Beatrice.
    Have a great day.

  14. Perfect, as usual! I love that song!

  15. This is such a fun meme and I keep forgetting about it. I have to come up with a song I can match some photos to. The ocean shot and starry night photos are great. Lovely photos as ever!

  16. Beautiful pictures to accompany the song, I really like the way you "tweaked" a couple of them to nighttime:-) That's always been one of my favourite songs of Billy Joel's!! xoxo

  17. Anni, this is a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my Writing Nook. So nice to be in touch again.


  18. thank you anni for your comment. i love this song and your photos are amazing. the song and photos are perfect combination.

  19. I used to walk and talk in my sleep. I wonder if I still do? Well, I tell the old man "stop snoring."

  20. I enjoyed this very much!



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