Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Waving Prairie, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 39,248   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 7/15/2019
   Sounds Like: Good question!, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Donovan

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Story Behind the Song

This is a new mix and master to an old, original song recorded in 1972 in SF, CA. Very much a part of that era's musical style and inspired by Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y ... etc. Clearly, this song is more of a poem than what modern, hooky, radio-friendly songs are about and a by-product of my appreciation for the romantic British poets....so, this is not a song for many people. But, as I was going thru some of my archives, I found this song and remembered that many people really loved this song....so, I've tried to clean it up and polish it for those who might enjoy it.... i.e., an esoteric and ponderable piece. I had re-created the song a couple years back from memory...but this is the original draft of the tune.....

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Lyrics

"Earth River"
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Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 1971 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) /Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
chet@chetnichols.net :: http://www.chetnicholsmusic.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I'll be the river
Hold you when the ice is thin
I'll be the river
Drink me in
Me down here
And you up on the bridge
Filling me up with your tears

For you I'll grow a song
With a feathered quill that flows
And rides the river and takes you along

Sometimes I'm blind
Even when I try to see
Sometimes I'm blind
Sometimes when you're looking
For an ending to the frost
Sometimes when you find it
You ain't looking you're lost
You ain't looking you're lost
You ain't looking babe, you're lost
You're lost, you're lost, you're lost

Still, I'll be the river
Hold you when the ice is thin
I'll be the river
Drink me in

Our growing lights are growing sites
That eat at the strings and feed the night
The earth she buries and carries
The earth she buries and carries
The earth she buries and carries
Am I coming or going around?
Am I coming or going around?
Am I going or coming?
Am I coming or going?
Am I going or coming?

Song Length
5:27
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Other
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Serene

Subject Matter
Existence, Change

Similar Artists
Joni Mitchell, Laura Allen
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Stephen Barncard
Publisher Credits Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols - Vocals and instruments
Label Credits Magic Garage Records/Kama Sutra