"There's A River" was written September 27, 1980
late one night, at Common Ground Music Group - Nashville, TN

From the Kingdom Come CD :
Recorded September 2003 at Smokey Mirror Studios in Milltown, New Jersey.
Alan Horvath: Vocal | 1968 Gibson Hummingbird Guitar
Overdubs by Horvath: Backup Vocals, 1986 Flatiron 3K Bouzouki, 1966 Hohner G Harmonica No.365, Digital Congas (BOSS DR-770)

The beautiful stone building where I wrote this song, and which once housed Common Ground Music Group, no longer sits at 2101 Sunset Place in Nashville, Tennessee.   It's gone, but not altogether ... it was just moved to another location in town.   I always thought that was rather amazing, since it was a very large two-story stone building!   But anyway, it had a really cool balcony off the main office, where I often sat with my feet up on the stone railing, playing my guitar and writing songs ... 12-18 feet above the sidewalk below ... secluded and hidden behind the branches of the Marimosa trees that grew in front.

It was a warm, magically-Southern Saturday evening ... I sat cradled up there in the arms of the Marimosas ... peacefully lost on a parapet, strumming my guitar into the late hours of the night ... writing this song, with occassional passers-by looking up and giving a silent nod and smile as they strolled past.

It was inspired by conversations I had with my Dad ... ideas that we regularly talked about ... plus, we were recording the original 'Rings Project when I wrote this song, too ... so, certainly, the vibes of that project are alive in it, as well.   But mostly, it speaks of sowing seeds ... and reaping the harvests thereof ... of the paths we all walk here ... and of our greatest purpose:   To become righteous expressions of God.

I wrote this song with a D A D E A D tuning on the balcony that night, although I later chose to perform it with an Open D Tuning.

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