On Dry Land

On Dry Land

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The GYAWS prompt this week was 'deep water' so I sent a bunch of would-be titles to Gwyn and he sent back these lyrics for me to 'melodise'. It had to be a country song!

Lyrics: 

ON DRY LAND
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VERSE
I was drownin’ in a whirlpool of whiskey
Getting’ into treacherous tides
Chances of survival were risky
Didn’t have much time on my side

I was goin’ under for the third time
And I feared it would be my last
My life was flashin’ by in my mind
All the miseries of the past

CHORUS
Then from out the blue
You came to my rescue
Threw me a lifeline…pulled me aboard
Made me see sense…and a whole lot more
Offered out your hand...
Now I’m back on dry land

VERSE
I was down amongst the dead men
Their eyes hollow and blind
Wond’rin’ what had led them
To a fate cruel and unkind

Just one more drink would take me
Deep beneath the waves
And all hope would forsake me
With no chance of being saved

Then from out the blue
You came to my rescue
Threw me a lifeline…pulled me aboard
Made me see sense…and a whole lot more
Offered out your hand...
Now I’m back on dry land



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Comments

Classic country crooning here. I like the tune a lot -- especially the soaring bits for the vocal line-- and great storytelling in the lyrics.

dsweidel's picture

Absolutely awesome! Love the metaphor throughout the song.

wobbie wobbit's picture

love the slidey slurry style, suits the subject nicely, i like the metaphors too, especially dry land

tcelliott's picture

Sing it, Jenny Cash! I definitely like your melody and your vocalizing.

Coolparadiso's picture

i read the lyrics first before i listened and loved them. For once (i mean once for all songs not for you Georgie) the delivery is almost exactly where i placed it and you sung it beautifully - not like i have heard you sing before but it was really really good. and for Gwyn what is with you and alcohol Wink i recall one we did together!

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

You set the stage for the song right away. Whiskey/Risky........Red-necks will drink to that.

adamh's picture

Love this song. Really great opening line that peaked my interest straight away. Interesting melodies too.