Original Song – “Like A River”

Like A River is a reflective and introspective song that uses the analogies of a river and the wind to describe the ebb and flow of our lives, changing from calm and gentle to turbulent and out of control in mere moments.  Rivers and wind also symbolize the endless movement of time along a continuum, just as our lives exist along a timeline from birth to death.  Within these two analogies, we not only see ourselves flowing along in a river of time and blown along by the wind as if in a hot air balloon – we also see that others accompany us along the way – sharing with us this passage of time and precious opportunity called life.  “Life’s like a river, Just rollin’ along, That river keeps flowin’, On and on…”

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I recorded my original song “Like A River” in two takes as demos on Set 7 in 1996, and the second take is the better version.  The song compares our journey through life to a river and to the wind, as they both flow through periods of calm and turbulence, “Life’s like a river, Just rollin’ along, That river keeps flowin’, On and on…”  Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Like A River" Pg. 1 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved"Like A River" Pg. 2 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Like A River

“Turn Up The Volume”, Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

D              E

Life’s like a river

D             E

Just rollin’ along

       D              E

That river keeps flowin’

D         E

On and on

    A                  G

My life’s like that river

A             G

Just rollin’ on

A               G

Twistin’ and turnin’

A         G

On and on

       D              E

Sometimes that river

        D             E

Is as smooth as glass

       D              E

Sometimes that river

    D             E

Is rough and fast

     A                 G

My life’s like that river

     A              G

As calm as can be

      A                   G

But then come the rapids

       A      G

That carry me

D              E

Away like a river

D        E

Out to sea

        D             E

Don’t know the direction

D                     E

They’re carrying me

            A

Carrying me

            D

Carrying me

            C             G

‘Cause I know that river

             C             G

Keeps flowin’ to the sea

        D                   E

But I don’t know my life’s

D       E

Destiny

        A                   G

And I know that my days

      A                   G

Are numbered and few

           D            E

But I’m happy to spend

         D            E

All my days with you

       A

With you

       D

With you

       G

With you

       E

With you

Verse Two:

D                 E

Life’s like the wind

D               E

Just blowin’ along

       D                   E

That wind keeps on blowin’

D         E

On and on

    A                G

My life’s like the wind

A               G

Just blowin’ on

        A            G

Don’t know the direction

      A         G

Just blowin’ along

       D              E

Sometimes that wind

        D              E

Is as calm as can be

       D              E

Sometimes that wind’s

    D                  E

As strong as can be

    A                G

My life’s like the wind

      A         G

Just blowin’ around

        A                     G

Don’t know where I’m goin’

       A         G

Just coverin’ ground

           D               E

Like the wind that’s blowin’

       D        E

As it travels along

        D             E

Don’t know the direction

   D            E

It blows me along

A

Along

D

Along

            C                   G

‘Cause I know that the wind

         C                 G

Keeps blowin’ on forever

       D                   E

But I know that my life

         D           E

Won’t go on forever

        A                  G

And I know that my days

      A                  G

Are numbered and few

           D           E

But I’m happy to spend

         D            E

All my days with you

       A

With you

       D

With you

       G

With you

       E

With you

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