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Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:18:55 PM
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Folk Acoustic Americana
World
CREATIVE VIBE
MUSIC IS TRUTH
Desperado 30 Special
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I may not be Nostradamus but there’s one thing I can promise
There’s no way this quiet calm is gonna turn into a storm
It’s a cold sea of stagnation and this time I won’t be patient
No, I’m starting my migration while the weather is yet warm

I will flee using oars in a contrary wind
and when I reach the distant shore, I won’t be sorry that I did
There’s a place I can go that it just won’t matter where I’ve been
Watch these oars make great big ripples in that water

I’ll paddle to the point of violence to explore elusive islands
In this soup there is a silence, almost more than I can stand
So I have to keep on rowing, though I don’t know where I’m going
I can taste that stale breeze blowing but my eyes can see no land

I will flee using oars in a contrary wind
and when I reach the distant shore, I won’t be sorry that I did
I must not drift along with the flow, I can’t give in
Nor can I yield to the temptation of safe harbor

Oh my arms they are exhausted, but I’ve left the past behind
Hey no matter what I’ve lost, at least I’ll have this chance to see what I can find

I may not be Nostradamus but I'm not a doubting Thomas
I predict that I might change this rather ordinary day
into one that just might matter
finally the boredom shattered
Though my clothes may come out tattered
I'd surely relish the disarray

I will flee using oars in a contrary wind
and when I reach the distant shore, I won’t be sorry that I did
There’s a place I can go that it just won’t matter where I’ve been
Watch these oars make great big ripples in that water
Yeah, I'll make some giant ripples in that water
and tomorrow the chances are I'll be rowing farther






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Song Comments

Folk Acoustic Americana
Great lyrics, sentiment, and some intriguing instrumentation plus a melody that gets into your head.


World
Great lyrics, sentiment, and some intriguing instrumentation plus a melody that gets into your head.


CREATIVE VIBE
charmin' vocal, neat acoustic guitar strum, a la neil young mayhaps here and there, the storytellin' keeps me attentive, quite creative rhymes, like 'Nostradamus/doubting Thomas,' 'chances are/I'll be rowing farther,' like the visual landscape-ing and scope, cheers...


MUSIC IS TRUTH
NEG TEN drops a whole different song here This is an example of someone having within them a mind that is using a Kaleidoscope of poetic wordsmithing in Contrary Wind. Colorful throughout the song and with many splashes deep thought and insight. This song shimmers with brilliance. The depth and understanding within this song is like a waterfall cascading down a mountainside that you can hear from a distance and want to find out where it is so you can marvel at the sight of it and watch it roar captivated by its power . Great poetic quality and done with such fluidity,its brilliant in fact, you have a real talent there ,and sharing those genuine authentic heartfelt words. your ability to weave words is genius, very few have this ability in this day and age. Well crafted words and nice music too Cool song. and being motivated inspired by one of the great seers of the past is a nice tribute. excellent work .


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