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The River FYC in the 60th Grammy (c) Awards

Martha Reich & Michael Kott
Martha Reich


'THE RIVER' has been submited to the 60th Grammy Awards FYC in the following categories;

Best American Roots Song

Best American Roots Performnace

Best Arrangement, Instrumentals and Vocals

‘The River’ metaphorically speaks of an internal journey and the complex emotions regarding aging, the search for ones' true purpose and hope.
We are of the the earth and water, and intrinsically connected to nature and it's perfect cycles.
It takes a conscious decision to care for our natural world, as we would ourselves and all we hold precious and love.

A portions of the proceeds for this song benefit the organization

The River is a 2017 Global Music Award Medal Winner and was Nominated in The Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

What people are saying...
"….you stole my heart immediately with your soulful sound! I appreciate your lyrics so much, but then it's all delivered with grace, beautiful voice, rich harmonies and instrumentation!" - Danaë Vlasse, Musician Composer

"After 3 hearings, I can confirm that the more one listens to this song, the more beautiful it becomes. I love the way the piano spirals around the depth of the cello. Powerful and moving lyrics. This piece was clearly written and performed from the heart." - Kerani, Musician Compser

“I could listen all day... so earthy, feeds the spirit”. - Jerry Jean, Musician

“Soothing and profound music. Pure bliss…" - Tri Nguyen, Musician

Love this song. I'm an instant fan! - Sarah Partridge, Musician

“THE RIVER is raw, honest, sincere, and simply magical!
Your voice is heavenly, and your songwriting exquisite.
What a blessing it is to listen to this wonderful song today". - Dennis Sy, Musician

Lovely piece -kudos!! -Stephen Edwards, Composer






The River

I thought I was crazy
I realized I was alive
My mind’s like a spiraling shell on the changing tide
and I’m just waiting here for the moon to rise

I was born as a raindrop in a storming October sky
and down below me the land was eternally dry
and I’m just waiting for the right time to fall down

I am the river that flows by your door
when your praying for something
and you get so much more
oh I am, I am your flood

I am the tear that falls from your eyes
when your feeling the pain and you don’t know why
oh I am, I am crying

I am the water that runs through your veins
I am that feeling when your cold and insane
I am the winter that lives in your bones
oh I am the longing you knew me when I wasn’t so old

I am the rainbow that hides in the clouds
when the thunder comes out and the sun is loud
Oh I am, I am your hope

I am the wine that flows through your blood
I am the longing we all know of
I am the wind that blows through the trees
Oh I am the river,
Please don’t forget me