River Lea is the seventh song from British singer-songwriter, Adele’s third studio album, 25.

River Lea Lyrics

River Lea was written by Adele, & American musician, songwriter and producer, Brian Burton (Danger Mouse).


[Verse]
Everybody tells me it’s ’bout time that I moved on
That I need to learn to lighten up and learn how to be young
But my heart is a valley, it’s so shallow and manmade
I’m scared to death if I let you in that you’ll see I’m just a fake
Sometimes I feel lonely in the arms of your touch
But I know that’s just me cause nothing ever is enough
When I was a child I grew up by the River Lea
There was something in the water, now that something’s in me

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh I can’t go back, but the reeds are growing out of my fingertips
I can’t go back to the river

[Chorus]
But it’s in my roots, it’s in my veins
It’s in my blood and I stain every heart that I use to heal the pain
But it’s in my roots, it’s in my veins
It’s in my blood and I stain every heart that I use to heal the pain
So I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea
Yeah I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea

[Verse 2]
I should probably tell you now before it’s way too late
That I never meant to hurt you or lie straight to your face
Consider this my apology, I know it’s years in advance
But I would rather say it now incase I never get the chance

[Pre-Chorus]
No I can’t go back, but the reeds are growing out of my fingertips
I can’t go back to the river

[Chorus]
But it’s in my roots, it’s in my veins
It’s in my blood and I stain every heart that I use to heal the pain
But it’s in my roots, it’s in my veins
It’s in my blood and I stain every heart that I use to heal the pain
So I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea
Yeah I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea
So I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea
Yeah I blame it on the River Lea, the River Lea, the River Lea

[Outro]
River Lea, River Lea
River Lea
The River Lea-Lea-Lea-Lea
The River Lea-Lea-Lea-Lea
The River Lea-Lea-Lea-Lea


Produced by Danger Mouse.

25 is the third studio album by Adele. It was released on 20 November 2015, through XL Recordings.

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