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Down Like Silver — To the River
Album: Light That Match
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 4
I walk to the river,
Waiting to hear the water sing
I sit down beside her,
Trying to hear the quiet ring

The leaves break the falling of the sunlight that covers these banks
I've seen the water running, I've seen the color wash away

I come to the river
Heavy and tired to the bone
I lay down beside her
Grave as a slowly sinking stone

I see clear to the bottom, I watch how the shadows play
I've seen the water falling, I've seen the colors bleed away

The light turns silver,
Draining the hours from the day
The weight of the water pulls at the branches along the banks
And it tears at the fallen and it carries the broken on it's way

I've seen the water rolling, I've seen the colors fade away
I've seen the water rolling, I've seen the colors fade away
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Song runs through you like sudden birdsong in the morning, like those times your wife stared closely into your eyes and smiled. 
 chinaski wrote:

Why are my eyes tearing up?


Sheer acoustic bliss. My goosebumps have got goosebumps
 chinaski wrote:

Why are my eyes tearing up?


Allergies
 chinaski wrote:

Why are my eyes tearing up?



Interesting that you mention that ... same thing here.  This song gives me the feeling that I had when I was heading to college... suddenly had the realization as I looked out on the farm where I grew up, chances were that farm was never going to be my permanant home ever again....
From Bach's "Prelude #1 In C" to this... BlllG genius confirrmed...
 mach-hog wrote:

I just got out of a very cold river, after a bit of fly fishing. Ice on the shore the water was low and clear. Shining like quicksilver when the sun was reflected on the current. In font of the fire to warm my cold legs and a glass of Shiraz and I turned on RP to this song, a peaceful coda to a nice afternoon. Thank you RP. 😎😀



Your words painted a beautiful picture, a scenario to share vicariously! Thank you for that.
Why are my eyes tearing up?
 jhorton wrote:

Stopped me dead in my tracks.

Where is this river? 



Maybe is Styx....
There's am old Celtic tone tp this, even though they're from Alabama.
This song beautifully captures an aspect of the riverine. I can not wait for spring
Sorry, just not my cup of tea.
But having said that, if you like this kind of singing, it must be a diamond song, because it is very well done.
It is masterful to chain the held piano note of bach's prelude with the beginning of the same held note of this song.
Superb.


Stops me cold whenever I hear this. So beautiful. If it wasn’t for RP, well, you know the rest.
I live on the banks of one of North America’s great rivers. So, I like this because
 Typesbad wrote:

I remember my delight in discovering Eastmountainsouth (probably here) and my disappointment that they only produced one album.  And thus was delighted again when I found out that Peter Bradley Adams followed up with Down Like Silver which has very much the same vibe.  Such great music.




I loved that Eastmountainsouth album as well.  I didn't realize this was the same guy, but love this as well and hope to hear more.
I remember my delight in discovering Eastmountainsouth (probably here) and my disappointment that they only produced one album.  And thus was delighted again when I found out that Peter Bradley Adams followed up with Down Like Silver which has very much the same vibe.  Such great music.
Shame on me for thinking this was Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. I see Peter Adams was once part of EastMountainSouth which RadioParadise used to play often. 
 kazoo wrote:



This is the river you lay down by as you are dying. It will carry you to the sea.

damn, you knew this in June...
So beautiful that every time I hear it, I have to stop work, close my eyes and just listen. 
 Shipp wrote:

nothing seems right after this. Everything stops. The music stops. 

so beautiful it hurts 




I agree, except I'd say everything seems right. Time moves on like the river. We are born and we die in due time.
 Proclivities wrote:

It's almost hypnotic; very nice.  I would also like to know where this river is.



This is the river you lay down by as you are dying. It will carry you to the sea.


The weight of the water pulls at the branches along the banks

And it tears at the fallen and it carries the broken on it's way

nothing seems right after this. Everything stops. The music stops. 

so beautiful it hurts 
"I come to the river
Heavy and tired to the bone
I lay down beside her
Grave as a slowly sinking stone

I see clear to the bottom, I watch how the shadows play
I've seen the water falling, I've seen the colors bleed away"

— Down Like Silver, To the River

Gorgeous song. I believe this river is time. Maybe just an oft-used metaphor.

Yes, stops me in my tracks too. One of a handful of songs that always does.
 ChiefMike wrote:
¿~Hey @BillG 



anyway you can add this plus-plus... the Artists profile ~? ⤵️
[Caitlin Canty - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... )  
Too much gender bias on the net / in this 🌍world🌎 🗺️
 
Look after the king of R n R please 
¿~Hey @BillG 



anyway you can add this plus-plus... the Artists profile ~? ⤵️
[Caitlin Canty - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... )  
Too much gender bias on the net / in this 🌍world🌎 🗺️
Definitely worth 4 plays on the main mix and 8 in the mellow. I've given a 9...
 Matt_Maurer wrote:
Brilliantly placed in our ears, comfortably meandering through our being, landing in our brain, that we tell ourselves is more important than heart Yet we surely know ~ from recent politics ~ the brain is a flawed entity, as it owns it’s very life, to the ❤️ the heart, the inspiration, like a live giving river ... flowing ... flowing ... lowing, ...owning ... wning ... ning. ... ing ... ng ... g ... ggggggg......
 
I'll have some of what you're on.
Brilliantly placed in our ears, comfortably meandering through our being, landing in our brain, that we tell ourselves is more important than heart Yet we surely know ~ from recent politics ~ the brain is a flawed entity, as it owns it’s very life, to the ❤️ the heart, the inspiration, like a live giving river ... flowing ... flowing ... lowing, ...owning ... wning ... ning. ... ing ... ng ... g ... ggggggg......
Yellow Moon (Neville's FROM New Orleans)>Moon Over Bourbon Street (REFERENCE New Orleans)>To the River (Move up the Mississippi to a band from Birmingham singing about it) 
NICE.
makes me think of Bobby Weir's "Only A River"
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Down like the Walin' Jennys, much can be done with few notes and a bucket load of harmony 
 
And a well-placed drone. Very effective indeed. 
Just like a river, this song will stop you in your tracks.
Arms of the Angels...?
I just got out of a very cold river, after a bit of fly fishing. Ice on the shore the water was low and clear. Shining like quicksilver when the sun was reflected on the current. In font of the fire to warm my cold legs and a glass of Shiraz and I turned on RP to this song, a peaceful coda to a nice afternoon. Thank you RP. 😎😀
Be nice to have some music with Celtic lyrics
What he said. I bumped him too.
had me searching Tidal in no time...
...right-click - add to playlist.

Hmmm...
Down like the Walin' Jennys, much can be done with few notes and a bucket load of harmony 
A beautiful following to Scott Hutchinson's performance.
 BillG wrote:


He's the male half of the duo. No Wiki page for Down Like Silver.
 
And the other half, Caitlyn Canty
 kbs wrote:
Website track info oddly presents a wikipedia link to Peter Bradley Adams

 

He's the male half of the duo. No Wiki page for Down Like Silver.
Good for the soul.
 OlderGentleman wrote:
The more I listen, the more I like. 7>8. Thanks RP.
 
Totsmagotes... 7 --> 8
The more I listen, the more I like. 7>8. Thanks RP.
very calming. great sound.
 kbs wrote:
Website track info oddly presents a wikipedia link to Peter Bradley Adams

 
He's one half of this duo.
Website track info oddly presents a wikipedia link to Peter Bradley Adams

 mardison wrote:

 

This music calls to mind East Mountain South back in the early 2000s.



 
Very well said.  TOTALLY. 
I sure did love EMS
 
 mardison wrote:
 

This music calls to mind East Mountain South back in the early 2000s.


 
Someone mentioned it earlier in the thread; it's the same male vocalist: Peter Bradley Adams.
Just saw Caitlin Canty last night in a tiny venue in Seattle.
Awesome show.
I kept imagining a drone in the background...

 

This music calls to mind East Mountain South back in the early 2000s.


Awesome
7 > 8
Damn, this song is almost too beautiful, if there can be such a thing. 
 jhorton wrote:
Stopped me dead in my tracks.

Where is this river? 

 
It's almost hypnotic; very nice.  I would also like to know where this river is.
 Shades of "East Mountain South". Miss those two. This is very nice. 
Heavenly. 
Stopped me dead in my tracks.

Where is this river? 
Maaavelus Darlin'!   {#Heartkiss}
Luvverly.
 chinaski wrote:
Agreed. Nice. Has somewhat of a resemblance to the singing-spoken vocal style by Robert Plant / Patti Griffin.

 
That is exactly who I thought it was
That was nice.
Favorite new song of the day. Very nice. 
Gorgeous song. Not heard of this band before, like so many others, I hear the great stuff on RadioParadise.
 affolder wrote:
I love this... beautiful & simple... thank you
 
{#Yes} Thanks to RP for introducing me to DLS / Caitlin Canty.

I love this... beautiful & simple... thank you
Something light that matches a sinking stone.
 NorthernLad wrote:
Caitlin Canty.

No wonder DLS reminded me of Eastmountainsouth—same male vocalist

 
My thought exactly.   I though it was such a shame that Eastmountainsouth only had one album.  I'll have to see if DLS is a good substitute.
Caitlin Canty.

No wonder DLS reminded me of Eastmountainsouth—same male vocalist
Oh no...Another country song! Again!...But I still love RP.
Agreed. Nice. Has somewhat of a resemblance to the singing-spoken vocal style by Robert Plant / Patti Griffin.
Beautiful...stark...simple