The River

from by Luke Jarret

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To this day this track is one of the quickest I have ever written. Sophomore year of college I sat down on my couch and churned this puppy out in one frenzied stream of consciousness, making minimal subsequent changes or revisions. The experience was so enjoyable and effortless in conjunction with the music and the visual imagery is so strange and fantasy driven that it remains one of my all-time favorites. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy playing it!


I'm a man without a house
Never found myself a spouse
My only company is the occasional mouse
But I walk day in and day out
Yes I walk to find a river clear
With no way to steer and overwhelming fear
Yes I walk through the city with calamity streets
With the sounds of bells and whistles
And drumming heart beats
Where buildings scrape the sky
And trees become art
But as I walk I know it's a fine place to start
Because where you begin
Is not where you end
It's the initial friend
As you wend through its ways
And say goodbye to the first days
Of this silly maze
You've gotta get yourself out of this place.
And I'm off

I'm in a neighboring state to confusion and illusion
With a little tip for me, to head for open sea
And I walk to the edge of the place of my birth
To see if I can demonstrate accommodating worth
With one foot in the water, I'm nautical fodder
Up around the bend, was Lusitania's end
And the likely possibility of drowning me
But I walk freely to the heart of the wide ocean
And so the wetter, better portion of my tale has begun
I saw creatures of the deep, beasts from one's fantasy
(sea) Monsters with seven eyes that tried to snack on me
And I fought my way through the hall of tentacles and teeth
And felt the ground going out from under my feet
And I'm off

I made it to the shore
Left behind the monster's low muffled roar
And I climbed up a grassy mountainside
And I saw before me
A sight that in my mind forever will be
A river that shamed all else one could ever see
I said to myself I think I'll settle here,
Maybe call this place home for several years
I will stay until the day when my heart turns gray
And is no longer enchanted by this beautiful place


from Luke's Favorites, released January 15, 2013


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