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SealOfServants

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This is one of my songs I recorded at a friend's studio. I don't have an EP or anything. He just offered to record this one song cause one of the new guys working there needed some practice!


It's called, "Down By the River."



--Derek

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Nice! I like it! I like it a lot! I haven't listened to a song like this for a long time now. Sounds refreshing. What genre is this? It kinda sounded to me like a cross between celtic and folk.
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I really like it, you should definitely do some more
think you can put up some lyrics, it's sure to help..

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Thanks for the feedback guys!

I didn't have a genre in mind when I wrote it. My friend just invited me to record so I finished up the lyrics the night before I went and laid it down.

A lot of people have mentioned they hear an Irish/Celtic quality to it, which isn't at all what I had in mind, but I had been listening to a lot of Irish folk songs during the time I wrote it. So I guess it just crept in there.


Here are the lyrics:


Down by the river when I was a child
I walked on dreams in the wild
A moment passes away

Deep in the ocean the secret is broken
Her weaving hands lay it open
My feet run high on the waves

Down by the river
All of my roads rise
I pave them with gold in the sky
Talk to me, talk to me
I can't abide cause I'm waiting
For this light to come around
And I'm waiting

Far from the river, my song long departed
Raging seas in a garden
We're all swept up in the flood
Swept up in the...


Wasting in twilight, the days lost upon me
But deep inside burns a longing
I used to walk through the flames
Fire on the plane

Down by the river
All of my roads rise
I pave them with gold in the sky
Talk to me, talk to me
I can't abide cause I'm waiting
For this light to come around
And I'm waiting

Down by the river, no longer a child
I wandered lands looking for the...

I wandered lands looking for the Sun
A wandering hand had me on the run


Sometimes I feel wind in my lungs
Blowing through the clouds
Calling the day back to
Where it once came from


The Sun's ascending again
Every voice singing...

Down by the river
All of my roads rise
I pave them with gold in the sky
Talk to me, talk to me
I can't abide cause I'm waiting
For this light to come around
And I'm waiting

Down by the river
All of my words fly
They're soaring on wings in the sky
Talk to me, talk to me
I can't abide cause I'm...
For the dawn to close her eyes
And I'm waiting


Waiting for light to come around
Waiting for the dawn to close her eyes
Waiting for light to come...

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thanks for the lyrics,Derek.
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I really like the song and the lyrics is also awesome. I like it like big time LIKE!
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