Still the Water Flowed

Still the Water Flowed

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Liner Notes: 

Thank you, John, for these lyrics. They flow so smoothly like a river to an ocean. I tried to convey that same flow in the music. Well, 46 songs done and four to go. I'm not going to do more than 50 songs. If I finish early I'll redo some of the demos a bit that I did in a hurry.

The situation is looking good now. I can probably start giving comments more regularly again. I'll start with five comments per day.

Lyrics: 

Still the Water Flowed

V1
So many things have come and gone
So many tales... so many songs
So many rights... and so many wrongs
And still... the water flowed

V2
I learned from others, here and there
Parents and siblings with knowledge to spare
Passed down to my kids - the truth laid bare
And still... the water flowed

Ch
Time and space are ever-changing
Reacquainting... rearranging
Love and life are ripe for taming
So the story goes...
And still... the water flowed
And still... the water flowed

Solo

Br
What was old is new once more
History brought to the fore
Where land and water meet once more
The two face off along the shore

Ch
Time and space are ever-changing
Reacquainting... rearranging
Love and life are ripe for taming
So the story goes...
And still... the water flowed
And still... the water flowed
And still... the water flowed
And still... the water flowed



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

as you know i like John lyrics and Klaus delivery so its hard to go wrong! A bit different Klaus but really nice - good one guys

billwhite51's picture

Klaus, you are a music machine. i wish my mind was as musical as yours. and johns lyrics call for just the music you provide. the fingerpicked passages are like films of flowing water.

cindyrella's picture

Oh this does indeed sound like water flowing! Brilliant lyrics and just the right touch from the amazing Klaus!

metalfoot's picture

Absolutely wonderful collaboration. I am so happy that you are going for the 50, Klaus. The fingerpicking is beautiful and this tune flows along like the lyric wants it to. Two thumbs up!

Pam Grisham's picture

Wow! I love, love, love this song. The guitar intro is sooo beautiful. The lyrics are wonderful and the rhymes are amazing. Awesome collab!

atitlan's picture

This is real singalong material. Has a timeless singer-songwriter feel that is a credit to John as lyricist and your melodies. I've enjoyed your excursion into simple voice and guitar arrangements this year.

Jerry Pettit's picture

This is absolutely GREAT!! Nice job, guys. I love the message and really (as always) love the guitar tone and vocal. Very, very good!!

Ferry Colyer's picture

What a great message! The music and vocals do very fitting justice to it. That acoustic sounds great!

lowhum's picture

Pretty waterfalling picking. The rendition left me with a getting better feeling beside all disturbances in the tao.

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics... the first section points to what's come and gone followed by still the waters flowed. I think this is a reference to comparisons of what changes and what stays the same. The second part is where the noise comes from and still the waters flow. The chorus very similar to the first two verse still, the waters flow. Nice visual in the bridge bringing the water and shore together....gives it a nice touch. Ok, chorus and out...pretty good John. I'm ready for the audio now....(laptop speakers this morning). Hold. Guitar intro...finger picking...strum now...vocals now...very dominant sounds good...good melody...can clearly understand the lyrics...good mix...Easy listening...guitar solo...has a sparkle to it...it's actually a different instrument but has a guitar too...vocals again now....pretty much carrying this song too. It's good without singing but much stronger with singing. And still the water flows...nice guitar outro. Well done Klaus! Great job by both.

oneslowtyper's picture

In my head, whenever I hear a song, I almost always have some sort of music-video playing along in my head. When I heard the solo, I had this image of raindrops falling off a roof and big drops hitting the corresponding keys on a xylophone. You really did a fine job with this, Klaus. So much of the music and vocals help to give great visual themes throughout the song. Another lovely gem!