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This Old River


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philonnie

 Genre: Acoustic

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a song inspired by the River Conwy in North Wales where I spent a lot of time in my youth and have very fond memories of.
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cheers,
Phil
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Lyrics
This Old River

This old river reminds me / of when we were young / and so free
Flowing under the bridge / past the sand dunes / then out to the sea
From a high tarn / a torrent cascades / over rocks and foaming falls
Energized by spring’s thaw / and revived / by the soft summer rain
But now / you’re slowing down / my friend
Could you run / your course again?
Nothing / seems quite the same / my friend
For those / who remain

Once a babbling stream / through a wooded ravine / reaching meadows beyond
Where a lifetime ago / we sat on your bank / mesmerised by dappled light
Then we put up our tent / and three nights came and went / under the brightest starry sky
When the time came to leave / we both chose to believe / that we’d found the promised land
Did you / witness that scene / my friend?
Or has this all / just a foolish dream?
Memories / they wax and wane / my friend
But some are / to retain
Like rivulets that fed your feeble flow / and helped you to grow
Recall those who were there / at our sides / to guide us through our lifes
Not those fair-weather friends / whose attention depends on “what’s in it for me?”
But the few who kept true / to their word / never asking in return
So / would we be here / my dear?
Could we get by all alone / my dear?
You know / nothing / would be the same
Without those / who sustain

This old river reminds me / of when we were young / and so free
Flowing under the bridge / past the sand dunes / then out to the sea
You shaped a landscape / that’s etched in my mind / it comes flooding back so clear
Vibrant backdrop / to carefree days of youth / full of wonder / without fear
But now / your slowing down / my friend
Could you run / that winding course again?
Nothing / will ever be the same
For those / who remain
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Comments: 4
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Plays: 102
Downloads: 119
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Uploaded: Dec 11, 2006 - 07:13:33 PM
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2006 - 07:13:33 PM Last Played: Feb 27, 2019 - 11:01:59 AM
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Hardware:
powerbook G4
griffin imic interface
yamaha electro-acoustic
vintage bass
samson CU01 usb mike
Software:
GB2
DoD
Comments
Youra said 4516 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
I liked a lot
your previous song and said I'll check up new posts. Done. And full confirmation of your great talent. Faved you to stay posted in the future. Really a really really good song. And I dig your mellow voice, too. Thanks for sharing.
Check out my latest song called Fortin Blues
philonnie said 4516 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
thanks ...
for your kind words Youra; I really appreciate your positive comments!
cheers, Phil
Check out my latest song called This BREXIT Mess
TobinMueller said 4515 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
Water jazz
Like a river, for sure. What did you use for drums? Nice. The nicest kind of laid back jazz feel, simple and real, honest, fearless without bravado, flowing around pain-rocks like water.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
philonnie said 4515 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
pain-rocks
Tobin,I like that phrase! Thanks for stopping by to comment and glad you like it. The drums are loops (some modified slightly) from DoD v6-jazz/latin set.
cheers, phil
Check out my latest song called This BREXIT Mess
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Born and bred in Liverpool and like most kids from that place got my first guitar as a young teenager (in the late 60s). I've been dabbling with a guitar or two ever since and couldn't imagine life without one. I've never had any musical training (pr... [see more]

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