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Flower Water

by Eric Ian Farmer

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She said to He something that made He realize that He had grown used to not committing, to living within his fear. So right then He got down on a knee and proposed. And She said, "Yes!" Then He said, "I did not bring a ring for this occasion. I did not know I would ask you to marry me today." Then She pulled down a box of jewels and tools and they commenced to making their own engagement ring. CHORUS Only this one thing I have nothing more than this love thing for you I want that we never want for anything I used to have many things but they were just cluttering my heart wants to sing you a song I hope that you will hear CHORUS VERSE I'm not scared to love anymore I see fear as an open door I've stepped through to the other side thankful for you: my groom, my bride BRIDGE Born in distant crimson carriages Brought together in an oceanside marriage by a love that makes me wanna sing by a love that makes its own wedding ring by a love that can hold anything and everything CHORUS
Landing here from the water, constantly searching for signs: like even though I've been with you all day, still there's only me on my mind How dare you take control of the situation? I thought I had control of the situation! Now you're just embarrassing me! I didn't mean to, but I don't want you that way I just need you to help me find my way Is it with you? Why couldn't this be easy? Why couldn't I make up my mind? Why couldn't this be easy? My brother, won't you help me? My brother, won't you help me when I'm down? I searched out a wise friend who looked me in the eye. The answer to your question is all choked up inside! (Inside of you) It's not out there It came in when you walked into the room! If you go lookin' for it... it's not out there It came in when you walked into the room!
CHORUS Go forward with courage, give from the heart, and keep a sense of humor all along the way. Live life from the inside. Take care of the ones who take care of you Sky and Earth flow into each other's hearts, and they are a part of you. VERSE From a little child, her mother told her, sometimes she scolded her for living beneath her blessing, short of her calling. She hears that wisdom echo in all she sets her hands to do. CHORUS VERSE "My child, I wish you more smiles than tears. This life we've been given, you can choose to fear or love it, but you'll never be above it or anything it. Within it you will find your most incredible, spectacular, beautiful gift: And that gift is you! Use your gift and... CHORUS
Seed 03:24
Famine in the land Children without a hand to hold Just like the farmer who doesn't understand still knows that change can be grown, PRE-CHORUS I will pray for the changes that need to start within me So I ask You God, "What needs to die in me?" Pray for the changes that need to start within me So I ask you God, "What needs to die in me?" CHORUS (2x) As I spread Your seed I am Your seed Breathe life into me, God I didn't have to ask You to be my daily bread Faith like a mustard seed that's all I need That's what You said So maybe that miracle I've been praying for is already in my hands Bless me to see Bless me to be a blessing PRE-CHORUS CHORUS
Thankful I'm able to breathe and believe not only in me but the people I see Equals they be, hand-in-hand with me we defeaters of evil and plans to deceive leaders that see through the land and the trees to land that would greet us when we was in need Then lo and behold in our hands was a seed we bent down to plant it with blood on our knees From ground to the heavens it grew and was free from sound it had leaven the truth in the Three Hallelujah Jehovah Krishna Allah Brahma Shiva Ganesha Tukanshila Espiritu Sanctu Vishnu Jesu Christu Jah Rah Immanuel Adonai Oh, Creator, I can tell you why I sing! Hallelujah!


The title, Flower Water, symbolizes an answer being revealed to you even before you express your need.


released December 21, 2012

My continued gratitude to a lotta folks: my father, Edgar Farmer, for (among many other supportive things) helping me to create the disc's pre-version; Scott Andrew James, whose love story inspired "Love Thing, Part 1: The Wedding" and whose book, Sidewalk Ritual, inspired "When You [Side]Walked Into the Room"; Mindy Johnson for sharing her mother's wisdom; Eli Byrne for gifting studio time and flute magic for "Mothers Wisdom"; Bill Filer for use of a better guitar on "Mothers Wisdom" and his savvy in the studio; Pastors Donald R. Ingram and Dan Nold, for sermons I drew from for the lyrics in "Seed"; Xception (aka Donnie Adams) for the lead-off verse on "Breathe and Believe" and Meena (who I've still never met) for her voice -- all the way from India -- which served as the track's inspiration; Dylan John Western and Noelis Marquez for the photography and image editing on the album's front cover (also used as the digital album art); my cousin, Darnell Clark, for the 'peace in the middle of chaos'-themed painting featured on the back cover of the now-sold-out physical copies; and Robin Sukhadia and Raluca Ioanid whose generosity made it such that I would have a guitar to play.


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Eric Ian Farmer State College, Pennsylvania

Eric has returned to his birthplace of State College, Pennsylvania sharing his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one's path in life while paying homage to artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding. Eric is influenced by Bobby McFerrin and Bo Diddley, as well as Bonnie Carter and David Williams, singers in the church of his childhood. ... more

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