Where There Once Was Water

from by Erin Inglish

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Where there once was water, the sky is black
Where there once was water, the earth is cracked
We hope and we pray it’s coming back to us...water

Where there once was water, it’s hard to reach
Rings recede and bones are beached
And all that’s left are the things we teach about water

Where there once was water is the new frontier
It’s finally here, the one we feared
Where the once was water, it’s never been clearer...water

Where there once was water is a farmer’s well
Where there once was water is a vineyard bell
Corporations have helped themselves to our water

Where there once was water, the land is dry
Where there once was water is a baby’s cry
Where the once was water is a sign of life...water

Where there once was water is the rain man’s song
Where there once was water, it won’t be long
I hope and I pray that you’ll sing along...water
Where there once was water

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from Muse, released November 1, 2015
Inspired by and dedicated to Brittany App’s photography project documenting the California drought (www.wherethereoncewaswater.com)
Music & Lyrics by Erin Inglish & Arlo Blaisus
Banjo, Vibraphone & Lead Vocals: Erin Inglish * Harmony Vocals: Inga Swearingen * Fiddle: Rosalind Parducci * Mandolin: Arlo Blaisus
Drums & Tambourine: Steve Amadee * Bass: Dylan Johnson

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Erin Inglish San Luis Obispo, California

Inglish's voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own...expressive, sassy, dynamic.

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