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Kim Baker: Music & Lyrics

Waterfall

(Kim Baker)
Words and music by Kim Baker.
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I am so thrilled about how well this song was captured in the recording studio. This song means a great deal to me on a personal level. It all started with an incredibly powerful dream that I had one morning out of the blue. I was literally awakened from a deep sleep with a feeling of love and longing which filled my entire body. I woke up with tears in my eyes. It was such a rare and exquisite moment for me. I immediately got up from the bed and stumbled downstairs to the piano to see if I could capture some of what I was feeling on the piano and with my voice. I wrote the song in about an hour, in that half awake, half asleep state, and when I was finished I actually thought that I would never record it because it was so ethereal. I'm so glad that I changed my mind! :) In a larger sense, this song makes me think about how we should all be constantly looking for those moments in our life that are filled with that deep sense of joy and love. There is so much suffering going on in the world right now, and when I listen to this song, I am constantly reminded that there is a force of love that is all around us, all of the time, and that all we need to do is close our eyes, open our hearts and let it all in!
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Waterfall (lyrics)

You came to me
In a dream
Whispering that
You would wait for me
By the waterfall
And then you paused
My heart began to pound
Until it was the only sound
I could hear...

Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you

And then you said
Will you wait for me?
Oh sweet ecstasy
So strong, so pure
It woke me up like a bolt
And I was sure
It is you who I love
It is you who I love

Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you

And even though it makes no sense
I will wait for you
By the water's edge
Behind its stream
And there I will kiss you
Feel the water on your skin
And to your every wish, give in
(Oh...your every wish give in)

Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you

(-Instrumental-)

It is you who I love
It is you who I love
Oh to be near you
Oh to be near you
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I would personally like to thank Cookie Marenco, my brilliant producer/engineer and friend, for helping me capture this song in the studio. Cookie - I am so proud of the fact that we recorded this completely on analog tape and that I got to use your beautiful Steinway piano in the process! You amaze me! I would also like to thank Jennifer Daniels (my dear friend and fellow singer-songwriter) for lending her beautiful voice to this project as well. Jennifer - I am so deeply grateful for your talent, willingness and friendship! Your vocal parts give me the chills every time I hear them. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And last but not least, a big thanks to all of the additional musicians who contributed to the song: Brain (drums), Vicky Grossi (on bass and viola), and Sheryl Melbane (additional drums).

I am so grateful that I am able to share this song with all of you, my dearest friends and supporters. Thank you for listening!