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Peter Kern (ClayPotts) sings this for me. The backing is done by my friend, Ken Lee.
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Blue River
 Stan Loh May 12, 2009

VERSE 1
Blue River flows in me through thickened nerves,
Blue River torments me, untouched by love,
I’m taunted by its dark and stealthy flow,
In its depths of discard I’ll drown below.

VERSE 2
Blue River tears my flesh and bars my soul,
Blue River feeds me trash to win control,
Like a captured con with a ball and rusty chain,
I’ve no fight left for there’s nothing more to gain.

CHORUS
You’ve got a hold on me, Blue River,
Now I ain’t free, I believed her,
She led me up your stream,
So cunning in her schemes,
Now I am a misled, wasted, broken man.
VERSE 3
A broken man can’t rise from endless turns,
He learns to dispise but can’t discern.
What’s good and what’s bad, what’s running deep,
All he knows there’s one place for him to weep.

VERSE 4
No prayers for me, no please, cause I lost God,
A dagger in her back that’s what she bought,
The hangman’s noose was banned since ninety-two,
Now I rot in Blue River like I should.

CHORUS
You’ve got a hold on me, Blue River,
Now I ain’t free, I believed her,
She led me up your stream,
So cunning in her schemes,
Now I am a misled, wasted, broken man.
Now I am a misled, wasted, broken man.
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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011 - 11:11:41 PM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 03:39:02 PM
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alackbass said 3069 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
BLUE RIVER
Now that's the blues! Peter is in top form! Great song! A modern day Folsom Prison!
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Lagusaya2 said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks Andrew ...yes Peter made the song!

Stan
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neilh79 said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Blue River
Loving the way it just bounces along effortlessly. Great tune and wow on the vocal! Excellent tune
Lagusaya2 said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Smiling
Am smiling at your comment...great way to start a day! Thanks so much!

Stan
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magnatone said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Blue River
Hi Stan - wow, you are really doing some wonderful stuff. Peter sounds great - terrific blues! (again!)
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Lagusaya2 said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
Love your dog picture...

Thanks for the lovely comment. Peter's singing made the song good!

Stan
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ShadowofNine said 3068 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Blue River
Mr Potts wails on this one Stan, very cool..
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Lagusaya2 said 3068 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Hey are you OK?
Yup Clay is one helluva talent!

Stan
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Moviz said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Great song
and a great voice to sing it.... really enjoyed this Stan, regards M
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Lagusaya2 said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
yezzir
Yes Sir...Peter's voice is phenomenal here! I have not yet tired of this song by him!

Stan
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dave_b said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
BLUE RIVER
I like the hook, and there are some good images in the lyric. Vocals are strong and expressive. The backer has some tasty licks and supports the melody well. I think the song could be stronger if the verses developed the situation that led to the singer's being sad. The way it is now, we don't get any degree of detail until the chorus when another character is introduced and we learn that there was some kind of betrayal.
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Lagusaya2 said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
I read your comments on other songs too...you are one very dedicated critique, and I take not of your comments. I believe that I should pay attention to your comment on the lead up to the main/peak idea of this lyric. Thanks for this. I do appreciate this kind of comment because that's how one makes progress.

Stan
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KCsGROOVE said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Stan, you're such a prolific writer
and this performance by Clay is just awesome
great blues!
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KC
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Lagusaya2 said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
This was in my old song box
Hahaha...Cees...I wrote this a while ago...just recycling old material. Actually I have been dry for a month now...so, I think I hit a rough dry patch! Hehehe...thanks for the nice words...you encourage me!

Stan
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jibes said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Hey Stan!
You just keep them coming! Great job by Mr Kern and Lee on this great song!
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Lagusaya2 said 3067 days ago (March 29th, 2011)
Hey Pal!!!
I've been reading some very supportive people on your Precious Things song! Thanks for listening to this one!

Stan
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Toveco said 3066 days ago (March 30th, 2011)
BLUE RIVER
What a lovely music very well done!
The lyric is outstanding as usual!
Love it!

Tom/
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Lagusaya2 said 3065 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
Toveco
Thanks so much my Swedish/Thai friend! Hope to mmet you one day!

Stan
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