River Rock (SL)

Story Behind The Song

As the #MeToo movement gained momentum and women started speaking out, I felt the strong urge to proclaim my power as a women who survived and is no longer a victim of sexual abuse. This song first found its voice in a back hall at a music conference when a band of musicians (strangers until the first chord) gathered spontaneously to join me as I worked thru this new song. There was power in all those voices raised together to proclaim, "I am a river rock, tumbled smooth, by the rush of life, this life I choose." Noel Paul Stookey (Of Peter, Paul and Mary) wandered by at the perfect moment to join in and capture it all on video.

Song Description

Empowering country folk power ballad (drums in at 2nd verse). Self-confidence, resolve and endurance in the face of life's trials and tribulations.

Song Length 3:32 Genre Folk - Country, Country - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Exultant, Composed Subject Courage, Determination
Similar Artists Reba Mcentire, Kelly Clarkson Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

I am no one's baby
I am not a girl
I've spent some five decades
Rattling round this world
I am not the next new thing
I've been here too long
I have spent my life
Turning stories into song

I am not silver
I am not gold
No precious metal
For you to mold
I am a river rock
Tumbled smooth
By the rush of life
This life I choose

I have come to see things
Through a prismed lens
As I make this journey
Closer to its end
At many turns I'm troubled
By much of what I see
But I won't waste my breath
Declaring you've done this to me

I am not silver
I am not gold
No precious metal
For you to mold
I am a river rock
Tumbled smooth
By the rush of life
This life I choose
I am a river rock
Tumbled smooth
By the rush of life
This life I choose

Every step along the way
I made my own choice
I tried to choose the truth
That's how I found my voice

I am not silver
I am not gold
No precious metal
For you to mold
I am a river rock
Tumbled smooth
By the rush of life
This life I choose
I am a river rock
Tumbled smooth
By the rush of life
This life I choose

Lyrics Meghan Cary Music Meghan Cary and Peter Farrell
Producer Meghan Cary and Peter Farrell Publisher MBear Music
Performance Meghan Cary, Peter Farrell, Quint Lange, Jocko MacNelly, Bob Beach Label AngelBear Records

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