The River When It's Flowing

from by John Sieger

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I wish I could tell you what this song is about, it felt like the universe whispering to me when I wrote it. That's about all I can tell you. There's a story hidden in there that I can't quite put together — maybe because it's more emotion than anything. I hope it spooks you just a little!


The River When It's Flowing

Don’t know where you been
Don’t know where you are
I don’t know where you’re goin’
Like to know what’s up
I’d like to help you but
There ain’t now way of knowin’
Yeah I’m the one who brought you here my friend
And I’m the one who’ll take you back again
Now let me tell you one thing never ends
The river when it's flowing
The river when it's flowing

There’s water in the sky
There’s water on the ground
You’re own reflection showing
And something passes by
The corner of your eye
The autumn winds are blowing
And nothing stays the same for very long
And if you think it does I think you’re wrong
Your life is passing by just like a song
The river when it's flowing
The river when it's flowing

I’ll be there when you call
I’ll be there in the fall
And in the winter when it’s snowing
Summer when it comes
I’ll be there less there’s someone
Else that you are knowing
And time is movin’ on it’s got to run
The world is in a race around the sun
And nothing stays the same except this one
The river when it's flowing
The river when it's flowin
The river when it's flowing
The river when it's flowing


from A Rose In Red, released February 14, 2013



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John Sieger Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John Sieger leads a great Midwestern band, Semi-Twang. He is a songwriter and a singer, but not a singer/songwriter. He also plays guitar. His songs have been recorded by over 20 artists, from Dwight Yoakam and Flaco Jimenez on the Americana side, to The BoDeans and Jerry Harrison over in the land of rock. He has collaborated with Michael Feldman on songs for as long as he can remember. ... more

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