Watch the River Lea clip and see the lyrics here. Written many years before the Adele song of the same name. Lost in the shadows and the summer breeze Cold dark waters of the River Lea A thousand secrets of a thousand years of history And there’s nothing pretty about it at all Neglected
I wrote this song when I lived in Hackney and use to cycle through Springfield Park to the River Lea to get some peace and quiet, or simply to get to Tottenham avoiding the busy roads. There used to be a run down old pub with outside tables, where I occasionally stopped for a beer.