10.8.16

James Vincent McMorrow-Rising Water

The brand new album "We Move" by James Vincent McMorrow will be released on September 2. But he made me extremely happy once again by releasing the first single "Rising Water". Everytime I listen to McMorrow I think that he is in my room and he sings just for me... he is honest. He writes about things that matter. He quits drinking alcohol and he finds fun in living the life. This fun was all addressed to this new album and all the fans can easily recognise that in "We Move".
He is not afraid to go out of his comfort zone and face the new James. The extra-ordinary music video for Rising Water, directed by David M. Helman, just came out and McMorrow says on Fader about it: “I didn’t tell David what I wanted to see in this video, I just told him what the song meant to me and why I wrote it. Beyond that he was free to go with whatever instinct he had. The idea he came back with was perfect, it was everything I could have hoped for. To me, he’s made a video about the things we will do in order to move through loss. I’ve said this before, one of the bedrock ideas I built this album on was that dancing and heavy heartedness don’t need to be mutually exclusive things, that the response to sadness doesn’t have to only be slow tempos and minor keys. That’s the video David has made, one that reflects the absurdity, beauty, comedy and tragedy, of life.”




James Vincent McMorrow-Rising Water

We're in it now 
Everybody knows 
What I've become 
Truth is I 
Never once was sad 
For what I've done 
It's like a game 
Where everybody dies 
And has no fun 
Still I want to play 
Even if I end back 
Where I've begun 

Because you make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car 
About a mile from nowhere 
You make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car about a mile from nowhere 

What happens now 
It's your lucky day, it's your lucky day 
So write it down 
Guess we're gone astray, guess we're gone astray 
I wish I cried 
It's your lucky day, it's your lucky day 
It wasn't mine 
Guess we're gone astray, guess we're gone astray 

Because you make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car 
About a mile from nowhere 
You make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car about a mile from nowhere When I wake 

Realize 
You were gone 
So I sat 
At the edge of the lawn 
Days go by 
Still no sign 
Of your ghost 
Never call 
Never write 
It's a loss 

Because you make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car 
About a mile from nowhere 
You make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car about a mile from nowhere You make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
Your car about a mile from nowhere 
You make me feel 
Alive in spite of rising water 
Abandoning 
My car about a mile from nowhere

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