Solid Sterling Music
Where The Amber Water Flows
 
Lyrics
VERSE
My river's full of whiskey
I'm the only one who knows
That was working until now
I'm countin' down the days
I might have a couple more
No need to stop before I go
And there ain't no rhyme or reason
Where the amber water flows

VERSE
You don't know I've hurt you
You've only seen me smile
But I'm shackled to a lie
I wish it could be different
But the truth just can't be changed
I'm way past the point of no return
And there ain't no love or comfort
Where the amber water flows

SOLO

VERSE
When you get home tomorrow
We'll be here all alone
In the place we shared our love
But I won't see your teardrops
Or hear you call my name
I stole the years, babe; I drank 'em gone
And there ain't no fun or future
Where the amber water flows

VERSE
When you find the empty bottles
I'm too weak to throw away
You will know my secret
I'm begging your forgiveness
Now that it's come to this
I love you; goodbye
And there ain't no judge or jury
Where the amber water flows

TAG
No, there ain't no judge or jury
Where the amber water flows

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson & David Jack Skinner
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music & Skinner Publishing (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson & David Jack Skinner
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson & David Jack Skinner
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music & Skinner Publishing
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Label Credits: Solid Sterling Music & Skinner Publishing
Description
Short Song Description:
A person dies of alcohol poisoning. Before he dies, he leaves this sorrowful and poignant message for his significant other.
Long Song Description:
This is a person who has been engaged in closet drinking for a very long time. No one knows it. Finally, with his significant other out of town, he succumbs to the poison he has been ingesting at very high levels for a very long time. Quite poignantly, he leaves the message contained in this song for his significant other to discover upon arrival back at their home.
Story Behind the Song:
This is a true story. The person who died was a very good friend of my stepson and a friend of my wife and me. None of us knew of his relationship to alcohol. He hid it extremely well and never appeared intoxicated (perhaps because we had always known him in this condition). He died (don't mean to be graphic but his liver exploded) with my wife holding his hand.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:42
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Country-Traditional
Tempo: Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Alchohol, Beer, Wine
Subject Matter 2: Sorrow
Mood 1: Heartbreaking
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Toby Keith
Similar Artist 2: Tim Mcgraw
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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