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They found a dead song in the river today,
Had I not seen it, it would have floated away.
And I'm the guilty one for lettin' it die,
I couldn't save it, I didn't even try.

And the Straw Dogs are howlin' at the moon.
And the Straw Dogs,they're a howlin' at the moon.

They might as well let you go on downstream,
And fall apart,scatter all of my dreams.
They won't recognize you in an old songbook,
And they don't care if anyone looks-- away.

Now the Straw Dogs are comin' after me.
Now the Straw Dogs are a comin' after me.

Stuck on the riverbank, I'll never get loose,
And there's a heavy noose-- around my mind.
The hounds have reached me,they're about to begin,
The Nothin' River's cold, I think I'll jump on in.

And the Straw Dogs can have me when I'm gone.
And the Straw Dogs can have me when I'm long gone.

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The following comments are for "Nothin' River"
by williamhill

Nothin River
Wow. I have goose bumps. (But I am also listening to Van Morrison 'Tupelo Honey' so they might be his..;) ). You caught me with the first beautiful sentence.. "a dead song in the river"- now that is beauty. Didn't matter the rest of it, although that was also satisfying. That first sentence though, is killer!

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: April 22, 2005 )

Thanks Emaks
I've been writing sad songs. I ain't sad, but sad songs are easier to pen. I put music to this one too. I play it on my dulcimer,sounds ok. If you don't like something in this piece,feel free to holler. Feedback is important to me.I can change it before I make a fool of myself when I sing it. If it's good, folks will overlook my atrocious voice.


( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: April 23, 2005 )

The verse line, and indeed the rhymes of the first and second verses, caught me and pulled me in. Although I didn't enjoy the later verses, i think that's a weird thing i have so it's probably not your fault!

I'm sure you sound great singing it! :D I know what you mean about the sad songs thing, they're so much easier to write because the whole point of writing songs (for me, anyway) is to portray a message to somebody, and not much is worth talking about if it's all happy (hence all the bad stuff on the news). I'm not a depressed person either, but there are so many more tempting lines and rhymes to go with sadder songs. I haven't written one happy song yet!

Anyway, brilliant write! I hope to see some of your stuff in the future.

( Posted by: t [Member] On: May 8, 2005 )

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