Rivers End


I just thought I would share the lyrics to Rivers End today, a new song which is up on the board this late October and should be released in the coming weeks along with a carved pumpkin or two. I often have visions of a waterway... and a boat... and so it comes through in various forms of art that I create. There were a lot of puzzles to solve in this poem and I recall a few major breakthroughs, both on the word side of things and the vocal tracking side of things. Sometimes it looks like things come together quickly, but really some things are years in the making and I carry those images and memories with me... so is a dream... I wish you all could see what I see when I hear this but maybe you can draw your own images as it goes by and imagine your own boat and destination in time. Maybe it will inspire you to draw the picture of your dreams on whatever canvas you like. That's all I really hope for, as I was inspired myself to do such things so long ago.. to paint.. and to sail my own ship.

I don't expect to see a completed version of this before the "Hell Fall" track is done and released, but it's up on the board and I've already started writing guitars to it while sitting by the fire. One more update tomorrow before I take a short leave for some white mountain adventures where I hope to shoot some video and talk to some old friends. Sail away.

Video Info: Some vocals and keys from the opening sequence of "Rivers End" played along to some random video footage I liked. The beginning was intended to have guitars playing the musical movement under the vocals but I did some piano a few nights ago and kind of liked the idea... we'll see how it plays out once the heavy stuff is done. I've written some guitars to this passage as well, but who knows, time will tell.


"Rivers End"


Did you find a touch of heaven out beyond the silver line?

Is it really what you dreamed of?

or was it only in your mind?

Did you hide away from glory?

Just because you need a friend.

Do you believe there’s something magic… in the end?

It’s hard to believe we’re forever

It’s sad think you know it all

what a shame we play the game at all

oh somewhere past the end it all begins again

Go see the man..

At the rivers end

On a slave ship, sailing off the edge

Cast away as if, you’ll soon forget

But it’s a long way, past the tree that marks the final turn

Oh what a mystery this is

without an answer to the call

Another lie without a why

Are we really here at all

Make it worth the fear!

Oh what a tale they tell us all

As we ride blindly into the falls

I know it’s hard to believe we’re forever

It’s sad to think you know it all

it’s a gift we play the game at all

Oh somewhere past the end it all begins again

Go when you can…

DOWN!!!!

Dive Dive Dive

Into the holy waters

Run Run Run

As fast as you can.. away from here

Maybe you’ve seen the end of the stream.. and heard the voices in the falls

And met the witch at the only mountain rising up from it all

Oh somewhere down at the rivers end

I can show you where it all began

Oh down at the rivers end!!!

Down!

Dive Dive Dive

Just leave it behind

Ride Ride Ride

The wind to the falls

Maybe you’ve seen the end of the stream.. and heard the voices in the falls

And met the witch at the only mountain rising up from it all

Oh somewhere down at the rivers end

I can show you where it all began

Oh down at the rivers end!!!

-evermore


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