Song River Music Publishing

Song River Music Publishing

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96

Song Description

I adapted a true story to give it more universal themes & appeal, so it's meaningful to more than those who lived through the Nashville flood of 2010.

Story Behind the Song

Based on the true story of the swim coach John Morse who saved the lives of Neelyann Sheucraft and her 4 year old daughter when their house flooded in Nashville.

Lyrics

Praying for all my Nashville family! To all my music connections, I want to fund raise to help our Nashville buddies - we need a singer/band to re-record this song & put it out to raise money from download/streaming sales. The more famous artist the better, as I'm hoping they'll also contribute generously to the cause. I want to share my writer's royalties as a contribution to help. I wrote this in 2010 after the May 1st flood, there's some changes to the verse melody & also new upgraded chorus melodies - I had to change it as this version had a melody line that turned out to be the same as Walk Away Joe (oops!) but that's fixed in the new version. This is a sample of how the song basically goes.
email me at songrivermusic.2@gmail.com if you're interested in promoting the song!

A big thanks goes to Dan and Courtney for volunteering their talents in recording this song!

(Verse 1)
Gail and Shelly were very best friends, lived down the street but for some reason
Their sons Johnny and Tom didn't get along at all
Johnny was shy but he had big dreams to be the swim coach on the high school team
Tom played baseball(football), but had an ego to match 'em all

(Chorus)
But life can change like a ragin' river
Change your views with a storm and a shiver
Give you different eyes, you never realized
The hero in the heart of the storm

(Verse 2)
On a rainy cold night that blew their way, Gail got a call from Shelly "It's really May Day -
Water flooding our home, we're barely hanging on"
No time to wait for 911, Johnny took off in a frantic run
Through wailing wind 'n rain he dove right in (that road turned river)
The flood had risen to the kitchen sink, Shelly and Tom screamed on the brink
When Johnny came in, and grabbed a floating ottoman (they all grabbed on)

(Chorus)
But life can change like a ragin' river
Change your views with a storm and a shiver
Give you different eyes, you never realized
The hero in the heart of the storm was the friend you had shunned - the one you didn't want

(Verse 3)
Tom met Johnny's eyes and it melted his pride as the three of them clung on for their lives
Wet and frozen to the skin a rescue team pulled them in
The three of them hugged when they reached the shore, but Tom's heart was a lot warmer than before
Like the sunniest day, the rays came pouring in

(Chorus)
'Cause life can change like a ragin' river
Change your views with a storm and a shiver
Give you different eyes, 'til you realize
The hero in the heart of the storm is the best friend you could own
You knew him all along

Yeah, life can change like a ragin' river
Alter your views with a storm and a shiver
Give you brand new eyes, 'til you realize
There are heroes in the heart of every storm
God gives a heart in every storm

Song Length
3:47
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Country - General


Language
English

Lyric Credits CD Schwartz
Music Credits CD Schwartz
Producer Credits Dan Tracewski
Publisher Credits Song River Music
Performance Credits Courtney Jansen-Tracewski - lead vocals and harmonies, Dan Tracewski - guitars and harmonies