Ken (KD) Bantz
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Roll Like A River



Credits
Lyric Credits: Ken Bantz-Copyright 2001,All Rights Reserved
Music Credits: Ken Bantz-Copyright 2001, All Rights Reserved
Producer Credits: Jon Gillespie/Ken Bantz
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Tim Beeler-Bass;Stephanie Gross-Backing vocals;Bob Craven-pedal steel guitar;Ken Bantz-lead vocals, twelve string guitar,harmonica
Label Credits:
Description
Short Song Description:
Flowing twelve string and supporting pedal steel guitar, harmonica help this song to "Roll Like A River". A song about how as a people-if we keep faith and stick together-we can/will endure any challenge-our freedom will persevere.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
This song happened to me shortly after 911-why it took me so long to get it recorded I'm not really sure. But it seemed right on this record. Our country has been through some difficult, trying times since 911 and numerous challenges are on the horizon. Some things are a certainty to me-such as the foundations upon which this country was founded-all men are created equal-among other aspects of the constitution-rings true to me. A second certainty is in the goodness and character of the American people-sometimes our government is suspect-but I have faith in the American people, and in our democracy -that the American people will honor our forefathers sacrifices and stand together to protect our freedoms. "Our time is at hand, and we'll endure my friends. Cause we're going to roll like a river to the sea. Going to roll like a river and be free."

Peace,

Ken

Metadata
Song Length 4:48
Primary Genre Rock-Americana
Tempo / Feel Folk-Rock
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Freedom
Subject Matter 2 Patriotic
Similar Artist 1 Neil Young
Language English
Lyrics
ROLL LIKE A RIVER

Cloak of darkness surrounds us
Reeking havoc upon our kin
Keep your faith and remember
This is our father's land
Together we will stand
Our time is at hand
And we'll endure my friend

Cause we're going to roll, like a river, to the sea
Roll like a river and be free
Roll like a river, to the sea
Roll like a river and be free

Voice of fear calls out to us
Reach out and grab a hand
Keep your faith and remember
Together we will stand
This is our father's land
Our time is at hand
And we'll endure my friend

Cause we're going to roll, like a river, to the sea
Roll like a river and be free
Roll like a river, to the sea
Roll like a river and be free

Instrumental break

Yeah we're going to roll, like a river, to the sea
Roll like a river and be free
Yeah we're going to roll like a river and be free

END