Put Your Feet In The Water

04:43
01/18/2018
Grayson Hugh

Story

(A trip down to New Orleans, a funky slow second line drum feel, a Professor Longhair piano style, and a song about dipping into the spiritual, into the now of nature, the power of water and the language of rivers that all of us speak way deep down in our souls.)

 

PUT YOUR FEET IN THE WATER

words & music by Grayson Hugh

Put your feet in the water

feel it tumblin’ down

like the night it comes fallin’

from the mountain to the ground

 

There’s a message in the water

stones are singin’ in the ground

the words are bright

in the still moonlight

light shinin’ all around

got to put your feet

your feet, feet, feet in the water

 

Put your feet in the water

it's alright with me

don't hesitate

it ain't ever too late

no need for misery

 

Put your feet in the water

don’t stay on the shore

gotta jump in

baby begin

that’s what we’re here for

 

I’ve seen the red-tailed hawk 

come down from the sky

I know she’s watchin’ me

swimmin’ in the movin’ tide

feelin’ all the love inside

 

Put your feet in the water

get up off the floor

put ‘em down into the current

you’ll be askin’ for more

 

There’s a spirit in the water

talkin’ to you and me

there night and day

it won’t go away

step inside and you will see

got to put your feet

your feet, feet, feet in the water

 

Put your feet in the water

bring your body down too

bring your mother and your daughter

you know that it’s good for you

 

There’s a secret in the water

in the shape of a song

it’s deep inside

let’s go for a ride

just don’t wait too long

got to put your feet

your feet, feet, feet in the water

yeah hey yeah yeah yeah yeah

how hum, how hum, how hum

how hum, how hum, how hum

yeah no no no

get on down baby, get on down

get on down, swimmin’ all around 

on down, way down, way down, hey hey

from the mountain to the ground

 

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