South Anna

from by Jacob Williamson

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This song connects deeply emotional moments in my life. I work as a Nurse in an intense part of the hospital and meet many very sick people who sometimes pass away right in front of us. Being in charge of their care, it affects me greatly, demanding growth and resilience. I find that strength from time spent on my family's farm when I was a child. And most importantly the life-giving river that runs through it: the South Anna. I hope someone says "you've got this" to me when I'm just hanging on and frightened, looking over the edge into the Unknown.


In the slow moving waters of the river
that runs back behind our land
we’d go up and fish for a bit there
and float back when Mom called us in

sometimes I’d just sit in that old boat
tied to a tree past the rocks
pretend to myself i was fishing
but i was just lost in my thoughts

its a strange fast ride on this planet
and I’m just trying to hold on
just as we realize our purpose
its already time to go home
we better just hope our kids know

I grab your hand
I'm so so scared
you’re quiet
I’m quiet

are you in there?
can you hear me?
just let go
don't worry

let the current take you
nothing more left to do
you’ve got this
don't worry

in that quiet little patch near the tree line
i sit and i take it in
i feel the speed of the earth moving forward
and the weight of my soul within
i guess you could call this a joy ride
we’re feeling the ups and the downs
but as we roll into the finish
we’re just glad to have gotten around


from Blood vs. Fortune, released February 7, 2016



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Jacob Williamson Richmond

this music is folky, ambient, and simple. jacob williamson earned his bachelor of arts from VCU majoring in classical guitar and has studied and played with michael franti, jon watts, anthony ward, jake thro, jim fabricatore, members of krishna das, and adam larabee, among many others. ... more

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