Ken Lehnig

Ken Lehnig

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Country - Americana | Chula Vista, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,585   
Member Since: 2014
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   Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Gordon Haskill

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Song Description

A lost soul sharing his life. while he waits at the river's edge to be submersed by a preacher in hopes that the ceremony will straighten him out.

Story Behind the Song

A ner-do-well, looking to be restored, is at the river about to be dipped by a preacher.



Get In the water
Get in the water
If it will do me good Lord
Heaven knows
Get in the water
Get in the water
This preacher thinks he can save my soul
When that weary sun would at last go down
I would be looking at a dead bottle of gin
Falling and stumbling trying too hard to forget
How wretched has become the state I'm in
There were times when I gathered up myself
To stand clean and tall in the bright sunlight
Poor fortune surely does find the foolish man
Even one like me trying to get himself right
Some men plan some just piss it all away
Being thrown every which way the wind blows
All in all its just foolish stupidity
We sure enough reap just what we sow
Now I plied my trade as a gambler man
Courting lady Luck and thrown fickle dice
Losing much more than I ever gained
Evil chosen if left to my own device
Now the women I knew were kind enough
Some would even remember my name
Enterprising gals with generous hearts
Fallen angels all stuck in a losing game
I ain't got a thing a good girl need
No proper airs, fine speech nor means
I'm poorly suited to be a proper man
I'm one perhaps that can't be redeemed
Now I got sin enough for ten lifetimes
I never could find a better way
Everyone I know is lost like me
I'm standing here to get a hand up today
I'll get in the water
Get in the water
If it will do me good Lord
Heaven knows
Get in the water
This preacher thinks he can save my soul
He said: The Lord told him so.

©2010 Ken Lehnig Desert Windsong Music BMI

Song Length
Country - Americana, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Passive, Still

Subject Matter
Regret, Recovery

Similar Artists
Willyl Nelson, Hank Williams Jr.
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Ken Lehnig
Music Credits Ken Lehnig
Producer Credits Ken Lehnig and John Hildebrand
Publisher Credits Desert Windsong Publishing
Performance Credits Ken Lehnig
Label Credits American Windsong Music