Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
River Of Pain (Country - Contemporary/Pop, Country - Classic)
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Lyrics
RIVER OF PAIN
( STEVE DAFOE 2009)
(COPYRIGHTED)

CHORUS :

Fmaj7 C
I'M STANDING ON THE EDGE
ON THIS RIVER OF PAIN
IN THE SUNSHINE OR THE RAIN
ON MY OWN RIVER OF PAIN
LIVING ON THE EDGE
ON MY OWN RIVER OF PAIN


VERSE 1:

Am7 Dm7
SOMETIMES GENTLE BUT OFTEN VIOLENT
Am7 Cm7
THROUGH TO ITS MURKY DEPTHS
Am7 Dm7
THE BOTTOM NEVER TO BE SEEN
Am7 Dm7
NEVER TO BE TOUCHED THE BLACKNESS
Am7 Cm7
IT CAN ALL FLOAT BY OR CHURN HIGH


VERSE 2:

Am7 Dm7
THE SUN CAN SPARKLE GOLDEN ON TOP
Am7 Cm7
BUT THE CHILL OF ICE EXISTS BELOW
Am7 Dm7
WITH LIFE AND THINGS NOT SEEN
Am7 Dm7
THE WATER CAN IDLE BY ON A GOOD DAY
Am7 Cm7
OR ROIL FAST IN A BAD WAY.




VERSE 3:

Am7 Dm7
AND WHERE THE RIVER ALL GOES
Am7 Cm7
NO ONE REALLY DOES KNOW
Am7 Dm7
AS IT WEAVES THROUGH THE EARTH'S TERRAIN
Am7 Dm7
IT JUST MELTS WITH OTHER PAIN
Am7 Cm7
ROILING AND CHURNING AGAIN AND AGAIN

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Pro Review by Larry Garrett, Independence, Missouri, US

I like the descriptiveness of your lyrics. I can envision what you are describing. Lots of good images being drawn with the words. I like the way you blend the music. Flows very easily with the vocals. I simply like this kind of song. I listen to a lot of music that follows this path. I can imagine this song being on the radio, once it had some professional tweaking. Also, your vocals fit this song too. You convey the pain and concern.

More Pro Reviews

The playing all sounds very good. I like the chords used. The intonation and tone of the singing is also great.

- Andrew Koenig

Great guitar sound. Nice stereo separation. Lovely chord progression and changes at 0.40, 1.29 and 2.24. Excellent sound quality and mastering. Strong confident vocal

- David James



Description
Short Song Description:
Pain runs on like a river.....the real stuff unseen deep below...
Long Song Description:
Pro Review by Larry Garrett, Independence, Missouri, US

I like the descriptiveness of your lyrics. I can envision what you are describing. Lots of good images being drawn with the words. I like the way you blend the music. Flows very easily with the vocals. I simply like this kind of song. I listen to a lot of music that follows this path. I can imagine this song being on the radio, once it had some professional tweaking. Also, your vocals fit this song too. You convey the pain and concern.

More Pro Reviews

The playing all sounds very good. I like the chords used. The intonation and tone of the singing is also great.

- Andrew Koenig

Great guitar sound. Nice stereo separation. Lovely chord progression and changes at 0.40, 1.29 and 2.24. Excellent sound quality and mastering. Strong confident vocal

- David James
Story Behind the Song:
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits:
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: SD
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 3:22
Primary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Rock-Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Water
Subject Matter 2: Pain
Mood 1: Disturbed
Mood 2: Cheerless
Similar Artist 1: Dave Matthews Band, The
Similar Artist 2: Traveling Wilburys, The
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later