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h2o mp3: That Water Tower Sound: Other Animals

No lyrics since this is an instrumental rock track, but it would be an outstanding soundtrack for the film Bat Girl Conquers the Tower if one’s ever released! The band is from Crystal Lake, IL (Yea! Suburbs of Chicago!) and their website notes, “We donned the moniker Other Animals and spent the last two years writing music using an excavation office in the suburbs of Chicago during nights and weekends as our rehearsal space.”

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Download That Water Tower Sound – Other Animals

This is a full-quality 6MB mp3 file.
WOW! this band graciously offers the entire album as a free download on their website: http://otheranimalsband.com/

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h2o mp3: A Water Song: Extradition

Fair warning, this is a weird one, but I’m posting it today because I’m imagining it’s just the sort of entertainment that likely took place at Earth Day celebrations in the early seventies! From the music blog swanfungus, where I got the track,

“Extradition were an obscure early seventies Australian psych-folk group…What sets them apart is how they shade their haunting and graceful compositions with an adventurous use of natural elements as instruments including leaves, branches, water, sticks and stones along with more exotic instrumentation of Chinese and Turkish gongs, harmonium, harpsichord, tablas and a Lebanese bell tree.”

Lyrics:
Father of water speaks
in the whistling spring
drink deeply of the song.
He touched my head with the crown of white
peacefully, peacefully
I was here when the first rains fell
water sings a song

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Download A Water Song – Extradition
This is a full-quality 7MB mp3 file (because I can’t find anywhere for you to buy it!)

h2o mp3: You Left the Water Running: Otis Redding

Georgia-born Otis Redding, one of the greatest of the American soul-men, died tragically at the young age of 26 in a plane crash but left behind an impressive legacy. He is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was name by Rolling Stone magazine in their 2008 feature “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.” Also, he was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 1999. He’s even been on a U.S. postage stamp!

Lyrics:
You left all the water running
When you left me behind, let me tell you
That you left, ooh, the water running
It’s running from these eyes of mine

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Download You Left the Water Running – Otis Redding
Low-fi 64 kbps mp3 file for sampling.

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h2o mp3: When the Water Rise Up: Max “Bunny” Sparber

From his eclectic blog 50000000 Sparber Fans Can’t Be Wrong, the artist posts this song, noting “a re-recording of my song “When The Water Rise Up,” done as a sort of jug band gospel tune. With the Red River flooding, it seemed somehow appropriate.”

Thanks for that Mr. Sparber. Everything’s better with music, even a flood.

Lyrics:
When the levee bow, When the water rise up
When the water rise up, When the water rise up
Got no place to go, When the water rise up,
When the water rise up, When the water rise up

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Download When the Water Rise Up – Max “Bunny” Sparber
128 kbps Mp3 file is also available as a free download at 50000000 Sparber Fans Can’t Be Wrong.

(If you like the track, say thanks on his blog or on twitter: http://twitter.com/maxsparber)

h2o mp3: Portland Water: Michael Hurley

Here’s one just for our friends at the Portland Water Bureau (who we admire for blazing new trails in innovative public information and communications for water utilities!)

Michael Hurley is a singer/guitarist who has been making critically-acclaimed folk for over four decades. Portland Water is from the album Long Journey, released in 1976. (Hurley is reportedly a current resident of Astoria, Oregon.)

Lyrics:
The Portland water they swillin’ cold
and it swills my body but not the soul
Oh the call up to Portland on the public telephone
They said it sure is rainin’ here in the state of Oregon

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Download Portland Water – Michael Hurley
Low-fi 64 kbps Mp3 file for sampling.
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h2o mp3: Somethin’ in the Water: Th’ Legendary Shack-Shakers

2006 rockabilly anarchy over industrial pollution. In a recent interview frontman JD Wilkes explained what this song is about:

The Union Carbide nuclear facility in Paducah KY has leaked toxic waste into the water supply for years, come to find out…producing mutations in its employees. And not far from that site, is where one of the first American school-shootings occurred. Coincidence? I think not.

Lyrics:
They put somethin’ in the water
somethin’ weird in the water
killin’ your sisters and your brothers
somthin’ in the cold, cold water

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Download Somethin’ in the Water – Th’ Legendary Shack-Shakers | band website
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h2o mp3: When Water Comes to Life – Cloud Cult

A sweeping, vaguely cinematic alt tune that’s hard to classify but oddly hypnotic, from a band who’ve earned their “green” stripes. Lyrics:

And when they burn your body, all thats left is sand crystals, two tiny handfuls, all the rest is water, water, water; All you need to know is you were born of water, you are made of water, you are living water, water, water

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