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As a Songwriter I keep a pen and paper by my bedside and sometimes am awake until the wee hrs writing songs.
Usually if I wake from a dream and jot it down... in the morning I visit that piece of paper and wonder what I was thinking!
this song was written from a dream, and worked out well (the exception to the rule) so I kept it!its about Kharma and going out of your way to help a brother.
I hope you enjoy.

special guests:Patrick Strole -slide guitar, bass guitar


Whenever I am thirsty,
I go to the river, for water, for water
and all I have to do,
is get down on my knees and drink

and there I met a man with no hands
beside him was a woman in a bed
and all I really had to do was drink


I said mama I can carry you to the river
hey let me be your hands so you can drink
but all I really had to do was drink


he drank untill the river ran low
she drank until the river ran dry
and I knew that there was none left for me
there was none for me...oooh
then it rained


rain on me
make it rain on me
just believe that the waters gonna come to ya
just believe that the sun is gonna shine on ya
take the time, take the time to help your brother
take the time to help your mother
just believe that the sun is gonna shine on you


from Mark Elmer, track released June 12, 2011
Written by: Mark Elmer
Produced by: Patrick Strole
all instruments played by Mark Elmer except where noted in "special guests"



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Mark Elmer Portland, Oregon

Playing an intimate room,or outdoors Mark Elmer's presence on stage makes you feel like you are in your living room and he is there just for you.allowing each of us a brief look inside his heart and humor,introducing us to characters from his life whom we are familiar with from our own experiences, fumbles and recoveries.Singing tales of an imperfect life, lessons learned,and moments of perfection ... more

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