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the River Girl
A song by my band, the Notes and Scratches, kind of about Vivian Eliot and featuring a bunch of water. I sing and play the acoustic and the harmonium.
Only tangentially related to the theme of the challenge, but my testing audience thought the song sounded like ripples, and that seemed like enough (plus it motivated me to finish sooner than I might have!).
sorry, this isn't new, but it's probably new to you! the backing vocals are "water, water, water, water...WIIIIIIINE!"
When You're Feeling Thirsty
Here's a song about water and how important it is.
Recorded in 2001 during a thunderous rainstorm while working in the desert at Lake Powell in Utah. All sounds apart from rain/thunder are guitar - 5 total. I think.
Used To Ride That Train
There must've been hundreds of times over the years that I've tapped out a rhythm on a pan full of water while doing the dishes, the pitch woozily shifting as the h2o sloshes about. At those times I've almost always thought, hey, I should put this on a track sometime. Of course, I never did, until the first MeFi Music Challenge, with its "water" theme. Along with the big metal bowl full of troubled waters, you'll hear jawharp, talking drum, bombo drum, bell, shaker and vocal. [Lyrics and more inside]
This song is about my wife, who was far away at the time. Recorded entirely on an old Tascam 8-track: no ones or zeroes allowed. I'll put a new one up, as well... but I had to upload this one because its so watery. CREDITS: Tyler Massey (that's me): composition, guitar & rubbishy, slightly-out-of-tune vocal; Joel Hatfield: production, bass, & backing vocal; Alex Kendall, drums; Kevin Allison: guitar & backing vocal. 1995.
Burning need. Write a song.
This isn't a particularly good song, so I recommend you don't listen if you like music. Which you do. Pay no attention to all my shitty lyrics peppering your music page, now, if you please.
sailing on right by
a soulful meditation on a future where both water and human kindness are in scant supply.
Rain in the Desert
This is a slightly older song, released in '06, but I thought it fit the challenge. I wrote it shortly after moving to L.A. when I was awakened by a thunderstorm, and fell back asleep to some strange dreams... -Leland
Going electric for the first MeFi music challenge. Enjoy. (By the way, everything I know about beatboxing, I learned from Tom Waits.)
I Have to Drink the Water
A little rumbler about a man on a desert planet obsessed with drinking a vial of blue liquid (NOT DUNEIST), and the women that love him.
The Pool Across the Street
A song about love and breaking into pools at midnight.
floating on a river
A song about tubing, written (and sung) by a good friend of mine. It's not new, but this gave me an excuse to dig up an old record that rarely gets heard. Enjoy!
A song about underwater caves and the strange things that live in them. Me and my wife recording as Tangemeenie. Sorry, it's not new, but I wanted to play, too. And I use my guitar to do an impression of water in this song, so it just seemed to fit.
The most frozenest river around
A song inspired by crossing the frozen river Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This song is short, simple, and basically three choruses and no verses. That's right - screw the verses!
"From the depths can they hear us pleading / Grant us rest, Lord"
Drink Meta-Filtered Water
This is my contribution to the Music Challenge. I started off wanting to write a song about how water is the best beverage ever, which made me think of filtered water, which made me think of Meta-Filtered water, and so on...
When I saw that the challenge was about "water", I thought about my friend Carl. Spoken word + very mellow bass.
The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds
A song about the rain—I seem to write a lot of those—and for the inaugural round of the Mefi Music Challenge.
Don't Let Jessamyn Pick the Themes
Also known as "puddlewonderful." This is my contribution to the challenge and so, there's [more inside]
Another Geese song. I wrote this for my wife, who was meeting her father for the first time at age 36. Hope you like it!