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Multnomah Falls

So named because it is also split into two parts, first small then larger, and kinda makes me feel like I did standing on the bridge in between.
posted by InfidelZombie on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 comments


This is an old song, not written for the mefi music challenge water theme, but the lyrics kind of fit, so I decided to upload it. I actually wrote this waltz about having a cold, but it sounds very "oceanic."
posted by edlundart on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 comments

Paying No Mind

The song started as a very simple guitar progression and evolved from there. I love the sound of crickets, frogs, locusts, rain, thunder, etc. Nature in general. So I found some sound clips, added some more guitar, an oboe here, a drum fill there, and there it is. Simple and relaxing.
posted by nollaf126 on Jul 6, 2007 - 7 comments

Fog Horn Narrative

Boats on the north sea, fog horns, seagulls, surf, moby dick, 20,000 leagues and more fog horns.
posted by French Fry on Jul 5, 2007 - 8 comments

Dance of the Ice Crab

There is a bowl filled with various amounts of wather (I tried to tune it in Gmin) and some synth (sub aqua) Just found out about this contest today, did it in two hours! The lead is very rough and rushed (clumsy?), but it is interesting. This is the first time I've tried to create a song in years..
posted by xorry on Jul 5, 2007 - 5 comments

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.
posted by verysleeping on Jul 5, 2007 - 14 comments


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!).
posted by advil on Jul 5, 2007 - 4 comments

oooh, lord!!!

sorry, this isn't new, but it's probably new to you! the backing vocals are "water, water, water, water...WIIIIIIINE!"
posted by snofoam on Jul 5, 2007 - 7 comments

When You're Feeling Thirsty

Here's a song about water and how important it is.
posted by spacedog on Jul 5, 2007 - 5 comments


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.
posted by MvE on Jul 5, 2007 - 3 comments

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]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 5, 2007 - 10 comments


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.
posted by chuckdarwin on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 comments

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.
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 comments

sailing on right by

a soulful meditation on a future where both water and human kindness are in scant supply.
posted by kimyo on Jul 2, 2007 - 22 comments

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
posted by danandleland on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 comments

Water Rising

Going electric for the first MeFi music challenge. Enjoy. (By the way, everything I know about beatboxing, I learned from Tom Waits.)
posted by buriednexttoyou on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 comments

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.
posted by eddydamascene on Jul 1, 2007 - 0 comments

The Pool Across the Street

A song about love and breaking into pools at midnight.
posted by sleepy pete on Jul 1, 2007 - 6 comments

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!
posted by waxboy on Jul 1, 2007 - 0 comments

underwater caves

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.
posted by saulgoodman on Jun 30, 2007 - 6 comments

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!
posted by ORthey on Jun 29, 2007 - 12 comments


"From the depths can they hear us pleading / Grant us rest, Lord"
posted by chimaera on Jun 29, 2007 - 3 comments

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...
posted by lazaruslong on Jun 29, 2007 - 5 comments

Carl's Coffee

When I saw that the challenge was about "water", I thought about my friend Carl. Spoken word + very mellow bass.
posted by snsranch on Jun 28, 2007 - 18 comments

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.
posted by cortex on Jun 28, 2007 - 16 comments

Don't Let Jessamyn Pick the Themes

Also known as "puddlewonderful." This is my contribution to the challenge and so, there's [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Jun 28, 2007 - 13 comments


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!
posted by grubi on Jun 24, 2007 - 7 comments

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