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“January, snow, writer’s retreat, cabin, Woodstock, water, loons” pretty much sums up the setting that made Born By the Water so easy to write.

The music video was filmed by the Ashokan Reservoir and Cooper Lake, as well as the cabin where I wrote the song.

Featured artists Morrigan’s Wing: Donna J Bigos (bodhran) and Lori Adams (fiddle)
Sound of the loon: Thanks to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and recordist Steve Pantle
Cabin footage: White Dove Rockotel, Woodstock
Producer / Director of Photography: Vincent Carnevale

LYRICS
I was born by the water, where the sun kissed the land
In a hazy, easy summer where the breeze held my mother’s hand
I was raised by the water, throwing stones into the pools
Laid me down in the tall grass and listened to the loons

Fall of night I can see reflections glowing
Silhouetted treeline shaping the sky while I lie by

The water
Raised by the water
I feel alive by the water

I want to live by the water, take each day as it comes
Be my one and only maker, learn the teachings of the sun

Fall of night I can see reflections glowing
Silhouetted treeline shaping the sky while I lie by

The water
Raised by the water
I feel alive by the water

One day I’ll die by the water, let her wash over me
And all my sins will be forgiven and my bones in reverie

The water
Raised by the water
I feel alive by the water

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