What The River Knows

Posted by: 90 dB

What The River Knows - 11/06/15 07:05 AM

A little song about invisible people. All BIAB, with a dash of Dim Pro and Mirolslav.


https://90dbband.bandcamp.com/track/what-the-river-knows



What The River Knows

©2014 Robert Randall Burke


It's a hard world
And it gets harder every day
As all your hopes and dreams
Slip away.
It's not my world
It's just the one I'm passin' through
Tryin' to survive
For one more day.

Life is a river
That carries you where it flows
And you will never learn
What the river knows.

You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat.
You don't know me
But I once was just like you
And the life that I once had
Was just as sweet.




Key=D , Tempo 85, Length (m:s)=3:51
No intro. 78 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 78. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Volume Changes,
Style is C_PIANO.STY (Country Piano - Country Ballad S)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Strings (49),
RealTracks in song: 366:Bass, Electric, Country Ev 065
RealTracks in song: 2024:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryJohn Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 832:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm AltCountryMoody Ev 075
RealDrums in Song: CountryEven8: a: Brushes, HiHat b: Snare, Ride
Posted by: Kemmrich

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 08:17 AM

Nicely done ballad, good vocals and mix. I like the instruments you chose. It is a message about things going on that are all too far common. Well done.
Posted by: tommyad

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 08:56 AM

Bob, This is so well written and sung. This may be my new favorite of yours.

"You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat." Inspired writing. Bravo! I really like the melody also. Great job! Tom
Posted by: Guitarhacker

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 09:45 AM

Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.
Posted by: RichMac

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 01:21 PM

Classy lyrics. Very sad and beautifully done. Classic country. Cheers.
Posted by: RnAM

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.



definitely true!
Posted by: ROG

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 03:49 PM

Hi Bob.

Beautiful and emotive song.

Great vocal delivery over a very well put together backing.

I had to listen to it again, just to hear that fabulous intro.

Regards, Roger.
Posted by: VideoTrack

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 05:18 PM

Really nicely done Bob. Great clear mix. The harmonies are sweet and provide a great fullness.
Well done!
Posted by: PeterF

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 06:48 PM

Hard not to like that one! (I liked it).
Sincere vocals - poignant lyrics and a memorable tune. Good song.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: What The River Knows - 11/06/15 09:28 PM

I'm with everyone else on this - really well done!
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 04:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Kemmrich
Nicely done ballad, good vocals and mix. I like the instruments you chose. It is a message about things going on that are all too far common. Well done.




Kevin,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 04:14 AM

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Bob, This is so well written and sung. This may be my new favorite of yours.

"You can't see me
When you pass me on the street
As if you did
You'd share in my defeat." Inspired writing. Bravo! I really like the melody also. Great job! Tom




Tom,

Thanks. Appreciate the listen and comments.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Sergio Guarneri

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 04:35 AM


great song.
I like all in it.
Nice chords line, real tracks used, lyrics and over all
great voice.

Sergio
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 05:18 AM

Excellent, Bob. Everything.

Good write. A powerful message in a tight package.

Love the melody. Love your vocal.

Nice production. Simple and full at the same time...

A great listen.

floyd
Posted by: SRP

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 05:30 AM

Bob you put so much emotion in this song...it's as if you have been there before...yet sometimes we can empathize without ever having experienced it personally. Great insight to a sadly growing population of our world.
Your vocals were just great and I liked your choice of instruments. Great song writing!
Sonny
Posted by: Sundance

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 09:05 AM

Fantastic Bob - one of your very best - and you've got quite a few very bests! That vocal with that gorgeous melody sure pull the emotional strings.

Beautifully written and beautifully sung.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 01:19 PM

Beautiful song Bob!! Lyrics are deep (no pun intended) and emotional. Absolutely love the way that elec gtr fits the vibe. Vocal is your standard superb. To me, when the piano plays solo, it has a little bit of a plastic sound. You consistently do excellent work and this is no exception. Great job!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.





Herb,

Thanks for listening and for the kind remarks. Hope Lilly is well. Shepherd is the best breed ever.



Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: What The River Knows - 11/07/15 06:15 PM

Well it took quite a while but you've finally written and recorded a song to replace "Carolina Girl" as my favorite from you. For a variety of reasons I could list including such a top notch production. This really sounds ready for radio airplay.

I think this is one of your best vocals yet. Your emotional vocal fits the song style and vibe perfectly.

It doesn't hurt that to me, your vocals and again this song style, has an uncanny feel of a Charlie Rich performance. That fact adds to the ease of closing my eyes and imagining the music coming off the radio playing on my favorite classic country station.

Excellent song on every level and I enjoyed my listen so very much on this one.
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:04 AM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Classy lyrics. Very sad and beautifully done. Classic country. Cheers.




Rich,

Thanks for the listen and nice comments.

Regards,


Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:13 AM

Originally Posted By: RnAM
Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
Yes, nice work.

Insightful lyrics.

I like this.



definitely true!




Rob and Anne-Marie,

Thanks for listening and commenting.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:14 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Bob.

Beautiful and emotive song.

Great vocal delivery over a very well put together backing.

I had to listen to it again, just to hear that fabulous intro.

Regards, Roger.




Hey Professor!

Thanks for the kind words.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Really nicely done Bob. Great clear mix. The harmonies are sweet and provide a great fullness.
Well done!




Trev,

Thanks for the kind words.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Hard not to like that one! (I liked it).
Sincere vocals - poignant lyrics and a memorable tune. Good song.




Peter,

Thanks for the kind remarks.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:40 AM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
I'm with everyone else on this - really well done!




David,

Thanks for the listen and kind comment.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 04:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

great song.
I like all in it.
Nice chords line, real tracks used, lyrics and over all
great voice.

Sergio





Sergio,

Molte grazie.


regards,

Bob
Posted by: sinbad

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 06:53 AM

Nice one Bob.
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Excellent, Bob. Everything.

Good write. A powerful message in a tight package.

Love the melody. Love your vocal.

Nice production. Simple and full at the same time...

A great listen.

floyd




floyd,

Thanks for the listen and kind remarks.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: SRP
Bob you put so much emotion in this song...it's as if you have been there before...yet sometimes we can empathize without ever having experienced it personally. Great insight to a sadly growing population of our world.
Your vocals were just great and I liked your choice of instruments. Great song writing!
Sonny




Sonny,

Most people don't want to address the issue, but fortunately, some are. Of particular concern to me are the homeless vets, some 50,000 of them. Progress is being made, though, as the total number of homeless vets is down of late.
Hope springs eternal.


http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/homeless-veterans-statistics/2015/06/17/id/651049/

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Sundance
Fantastic Bob - one of your very best - and you've got quite a few very bests! That vocal with that gorgeous melody sure pull the emotional strings.

Beautifully written and beautifully sung.






Josie,

Thanks for listening and the kind comments.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautiful song Bob!! Lyrics are deep (no pun intended) and emotional. Absolutely love the way that elec gtr fits the vibe. Vocal is your standard superb. To me, when the piano plays solo, it has a little bit of a plastic sound. You consistently do excellent work and this is no exception. Great job!! Take care. Greg



Greg,

Thanks for the kind words. I don't know what you mean about the piano, but I'll give it a closer look.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Well it took quite a while but you've finally written and recorded a song to replace "Carolina Girl" as my favorite from you. For a variety of reasons I could list including such a top notch production. This really sounds ready for radio airplay.

I think this is one of your best vocals yet. Your emotional vocal fits the song style and vibe perfectly.

It doesn't hurt that to me, your vocals and again this song style, has an uncanny feel of a Charlie Rich performance. That fact adds to the ease of closing my eyes and imagining the music coming off the radio playing on my favorite classic country station.

Excellent song on every level and I enjoyed my listen so very much on this one.




Charlie,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks. Greatly appreciated.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/08/15 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: sinbad
Nice one Bob.





Chris,

Thanks for listening and commenting. Brevity is the soul of wit. grin



Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: What The River Knows - 11/09/15 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Beautiful song Bob!! Lyrics are deep (no pun intended) and emotional. Absolutely love the way that elec gtr fits the vibe. Vocal is your standard superb. To me, when the piano plays solo, it has a little bit of a plastic sound. You consistently do excellent work and this is no exception. Great job!! Take care. Greg



Greg,

Thanks for the kind words. I don't know what you mean about the piano, but I'll give it a closer look.

Regards,

Bob


Bob, I don't think it's anything with the mix. I think it just something about the tone of the piano that is not my thing aesthetically. You did a great job on everything!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: gibson

Re: What The River Knows - 11/09/15 11:33 PM

Bob,

That is a a wonderful song.
Nice harmonies.

A sad subject, a local vagrant died recently and he would have been stunned at the number of people who attended his funeral. This song should have played then for him, and of coure fr all the others.

beautiful song

Alyn
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/10/15 04:52 AM

Originally Posted By: gibson
Bob,

That is a a wonderful song.
Nice harmonies.

A sad subject, a local vagrant died recently and he would have been stunned at the number of people who attended his funeral. This song should have played then for him, and of coure fr all the others.

beautiful song

Alyn




Alyn,

Thanks for the kind remarks. There is actually good news on the homeless problem here in the States. Over the last few years, the number of homeless persons has declined as more people obtain needed care.
"Hope springs eternal".


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: What The River Knows - 11/10/15 04:05 PM

This is a great tune. I love the lyrics!!
Posted by: olemon

Re: What The River Knows - 11/10/15 04:39 PM

Love that chorus! Powerful and memorable lyrics!

Excellent blend of that guitar on the R and those keyboards near the Center. The music just envelopes the listener. I didn't want it to end....

Man. Awesome!
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 03:18 AM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
This is a great tune. I love the lyrics!!





David,

Thanks for listening and the kind words.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 03:19 AM

Originally Posted By: olemon
Love that chorus! Powerful and memorable lyrics!

Excellent blend of that guitar on the R and those keyboards near the Center. The music just envelopes the listener. I didn't want it to end....

Man. Awesome!





Scott,

Thanks. I love your new one as well.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: dani48

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 04:22 AM

Hi, Bob !

This is a superbly written,
produced and performed tune.
It is also my fav 90db song
from now on !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 04:29 AM

Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Bob !

This is a superbly written,
produced and performed tune.
It is also my fav 90db song
from now on !

Cheers
Dani




Dani,

Thanks for listening and the nice comments. Hope you are well and happy.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 06:19 AM

Hey Bob,

This song is a gem - excellent all around. Love the vocal as well.

Bob
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/11/15 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Bob,

This song is a gem - excellent all around. Love the vocal as well.

Bob




Bob,

Thanks for listening and the nice comments. Hope you are well.

Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: What The River Knows - 11/12/15 04:46 AM

"Life is a river
That carries you where it flows
And you will never learn
What the river knows."

We love rivers and river metaphors...
so needless to say for us this is
right in our wheelhouse.

Great songwriting/production and your
heartfelt vocal absolutely nailed
the feel of the lyric.

Kudos!

J&B
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/12/15 08:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
"Life is a river
That carries you where it flows
And you will never learn
What the river knows."

We love rivers and river metaphors...
so needless to say for us this is
right in our wheelhouse.

Great songwriting/production and your
heartfelt vocal absolutely nailed
the feel of the lyric.

Kudos!

J&B




J&B,

Thanks for listening and the kind remarks. Appreciate it.


Regards,

Bob
Posted by: Scott C

Re: What The River Knows - 11/13/15 12:09 PM

Beautiful song
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: What The River Knows - 11/13/15 12:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Beautiful song




Scott,

Thanks for the listen and the nice comment. Hope you are well.

Regards,

Bob