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Old 06-16-2019, 01:13 AM
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Default “Of the Water” - Original song.

So Shelley and I were putting some finishing touches on this song when we recorded the cut of "Angel From Montgomery" last week. This is an original song I've been working at for a while now. It's been a slog trying to get words and music to mesh on this one, and it has taken me a couple years to get it the way I want it. Finishing it up came on the heels of a a family member and good friend being tragically drowned at Christmas while in the country setting up the cabin for his daughter who was returning from out west with her own family. When you've grown up in an isolated village of 300 people, even your worst enemies have a connection to you, so losing someone close has a massive impact. I've had older family members pass away with much less toll - being away for so long the impact is not as immediate. With young children of my own, and with Russell having been such a prominent character in my childhood and teenage years, this really hit hard...and kicked my undisciplined *** into finishing this song.

Sorry for the long lead-in. My friends Shelley and Mike Downing added much needed music with their skills on fiddle and drums, and my 10 year old daughter added some harmony as well. The song is meant to span generations. I also wanted to write a song with an anthemic chorus to it that followed the Hank Williams prescription of easy to remember the words, and anyone could whistle the tune after hearing it once. Maybe I've accomplished it...maybe I haven't. Worst case scenario, there are sone ****ed nice picture I've poached from friends' FB pages ;-)

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Old 06-17-2019, 10:57 PM
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Wow, Brent!

That was beautifully done! Well written, well played, well sung, and I also loved the photos!

That's a rugged land you live in; all the fishing shots reminded me of where I live, but where I live is also combined with a lot of logging and wood products stuff. But it's also a rugged life for a lot of people around here, so I really could identify with your song, choice of words and your photos!

Well done Brent!

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Thanks, Glenn - your kind words are much appreciated.
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