Jeff Ashbaker
The Water in the River's Not Still
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The Water in the River's Not Still
©Jeffrey C. Ashbaker 11-2013

Back in '72 I was working on the factory line
I should have been chasing my dreams
But my dreaming got left behind
So me and a friend of mine, drove a couple thousand miles
Running after sunshine and searching for our inner child
And I've been standing here looking back into that time
I was wondering if maybe I'll used what I find
Oh...Don't they warn you
Oh...The road's uphill
You can't keep running and you can't go home after curfew
Cuz, everything changes and the water in the river's not still
Yeah...everything changes and the water in the river's not still
You can't take back what has happened
And you'll never guess what might be
I only know this, cuz, the same thing happened to me
It doesn't matter where you go, or if you try to start anew
Even if you're hiding out, it always catches up with you
And you'll be standing there wondering what happened this time
Cuz everywhere you go, you're gonna be there to find
--Repeat Chorus--
I used to do it too, until I learned from you
Life is easy, but you know we make it tough
Without love, without love
--Repeat Chorus--
Lyric Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Music Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Producer Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Publisher Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Performance Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Label Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Song Length: 4:37
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Change
Subject Matter 2: Regret
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Moving
Language: English