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Dirty Water



 Genre: Acoustic Rock

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Song about how the effects of a natural disaster can stay with folks for a long long time
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When I was a boy
Rains come on down
never stopped for days
spreading cross the ground
dirty water flowing
tearin up my town

Mama said boy go
lay them sandbags high
oh I said hey mama
lord knows I tried
but dirty water flowing
cross that sandbag line

Dirty water flows
across the open plain
dirty waters got me seeking
high ground again
dirty waters movie
like a rollin train

Now I am a man
and every time it rains
I push that dirty water
right on into my veins
that dirty water flowing
don't take away the pain

Now dirty water flows
cross my open soul
dirty water fills up
that cold and empty hole
dirty waters stolen
this boys heart of gold

Dirty water spreads
cross the open lands
dirty water enters
the mind of every man
oh dirty water poisons
and tears you up again
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Uploaded: Dec 31, 2016 - 03:03:35 PM
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2017 - 03:17:22 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 09:26:21 AM
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Fender P bass and Tele acoustic guitar and Mic
Philip18 said 1023 days ago (December 31st, 2016)
Dirty Water
Interesting lyrics. Sometimes I wondered whether that backing was holding together, but in the end I liked the the slightly chopped up guitar playing. Great tone on the guitars. I like it!
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Daugrin said 1023 days ago (December 31st, 2016)
If I expand the "dirty water" metaphor a little, all manner of good things pop into the lyric. A comment on the times and more, there is a nice pocket in the production. Sensitive playing and great vocals.
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richard13 said 1023 days ago (January 1st, 2017)
Cool tune
Good lyrics which morph the meaning (at least between my ears) over that "chopped up" playing style which has a kind of retro sound appropriate to the lyrics (and the photo). Thanks. Nice post, and happy new year.
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Calchas said 1022 days ago (January 1st, 2017)
Well written tale Jimmy...
You have an interesting voice. I like it a lot. The plucky guitar delivery really works for me too.

Be well friend!
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VicDiesel said 1021 days ago (January 3rd, 2017)
Dirty water
Speaking from experience? Good song.
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PeterB7858 said 1018 days ago (January 5th, 2017)
Dirty Water
Like this from the get go, Jimmy. Some sweet geeetar. The contrast between the boppy vibe and the dark lyrics is genius. Nice one. Thanks.
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Bob Rodgers said 1017 days ago (January 6th, 2017)
good song with good lyrics, I enjoyed this Jimmy.
Nice guitar tones and playing.
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Name: Jimmy
Location: Newark De. United States
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