Close to the water

Words and music: Jochen Vierthaler

I used to live in the mountain side

where the air was cold and dry

I came a long way to this place

and never knew the reason why

so many people I had known

seemed to live a much better life

there ain't much use in tryin to run and hide

 

I met a lady long ago,

she was living in a foreign land

she had to teach me right or wrong

and she took me by the hand

her words of wisdom oh so clear

made me feel just like another man

and then I started breathing once again  

 

(Now I live)

 

Close to the water           I let the river flow

I went down to the gardens   I watched the flowers grow

I went down to the waterline to see where I belong

close to the water           let it show

  

Now I live in the countryside

where the air is soft and warm

I walked a long way to this place

- a place I feel at home

so many people I have known

have been searching for a better life

there ain't no use in tryin to run and hide

 

(and now I'm)

Close to the water            I let the river flow

I went down to the waterline  to find where I belong

I went down to the gardens    I watched the flowers grow

close to the water            let it go

 

Sometimes it seems so very far away these days

-  In fact it's getting better every day!

 

I used to live in the mountain side

where the air was cold and dry

and now I live in the countryside

- you know the reason why