Alt/folk/rock/lyrical pop with a beard and yellow t-shirt
"Confluence of courage" live recording. Scroll down for lyrics.
I was scared that I would be alone forever. I had a number of relationships topple, one after another. I couldn't seem to make it work, find the right person or in fact be the right person. I was living in a house on the Yarra river in Melbourne. I went for a walk with my friend Jane, down to where the Yarra and the Merri creeks converge. I've known about these two separate rivers for years. At this place and time they came together as one. It made me think that the right person I would meet would be a river that is ran parallel to my own and that at some moment in the future, after traveling through the landscape of life, there would be this natural confluence and mingling.
The good news is that I did find her, just a few streets away from where I was living.
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Confluence of courage
I waited so long to really understand love
That all the good women were gone
They were taken in the arms of the well-dressed gentry
Did I miss the last train to ever come?
Thought I’d just hold off singing my magical melody
Til someone would listen to my song
But a melody is born and waiting for its perfect harmony
It withers if it waits too long
The river flows alone
Through the great unknown
It cuts through the earth
Back to its place of birth
I remember swimming naked in the river
Watching her wet crystals bend the light
Throwing flowing rainbows down onto the river stones
Remaining breathless in delight
The river moves along
Never turning wrong
It’s not left, wrong or right
She is shore on both sides
As the storm falls the river grows tall and breaks all the banks
You’ve heard the birds say “hey, your lover is just one valley away”
The mixing of the water at the confluence of courage
That’s what his journey is for
Mingling of sweet water from your lover in the valley
Now he’s not lonely anymore
As their waters swirl he’s found his girl
Their ripples grasp in tether and flow to the sea together