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Walking For Water

from Recurring Dreams by Bill 'Jambavan' Pfleging

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This is a song about water. Or, more accurately, the lack of clean water to all people who need it. Between global climate changes, corporate pollution and/or theft of fresh water, and decades of war in many parts of the world, clean water has become a diminishing resource. What happens when the local water source runs out? You gotta walk.


No water in the canteen,
No water in the well.
It's a long walk through the desert,
and it's hotter than Hell.
I'm so thirsty, I can't think.
Tried to blink out a tear,
But not a drop fell. No, not a drop fell.
Gotta walk now....

Ain't rained in a year,
Not a cloud in the sky.
The spring ran out,
And then the river went dry.
I'm so thirsty, I can't think
Tried to blink out a tear,
But I just can't cry, no I just can't cry.
Gotta walk more....

Nestle, Coke and Pepsi
Drained our aquifer dry.
Yeah, they took all out water,
And now we gotta buy.
I'm so thirsty, I can't think.
Tried to blink out a tear,
But I just can't cry, no, I just can't cry.
Gotta walk more....

Last chorus repeat and out
(I'm so thirsty, etc.)


from Recurring Dreams, released May 11, 2017
Guitar, slide, bass - Bill Pfleging


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Bill 'Jambavan' Pfleging Woodstock, New York

Bill has been a singer/songwriter since the early 1970's. He plays and sings his original songs in concert, as well as leading chants for kirtan. Singing ancient Sanskrit mantras over 6,000 years old, his chants have evolved into expressions of universal love. We find peace in the bliss of chant. Music is the vibration of love. Love is all in the Universe. So come sing! We are, indeed, 1.

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