The votes are in.

Last Friday, with a startling €20 voucher redeemable at any Currys PC World branch, on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song whose lyrics or title refer to a river.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

The River by Bruce Springsteen.

H writes:

“Before I turned my back on him for the crime of getting ‘too big’ and having the audacity to play Slane (I was a very angry teenager at the time) this was always a favourite of mine from The Boss.

“It took me up to about three years ago to finally admit that I should let it go.”


Down by the Banks of the Ohio by Olivia Newton John

Fairyqueen writes:

“I only knew it played by some in-house “ballad band” – 1970s on holidays my parents would find a bar (the only time they ever really did this) with a bit of “music” and over flat Cokes and Taytos (me), pint of stout (Da) and a port and lemon (my mother – and one would be all she had all evening) they would sway and sometimes sing along and almost always this song came on. Good times.”


Riverman by Nick Drake

Specific Gravity writes:

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the ban
On feeling free.
If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
I don’t suppose
It’s meant for me

“It’s probably the melancholia of the end of another stifled week, finally taking a breath and starting to unwind, but this track hits harder now than it otherwise might. Could be on repeat for a while before this night is out.”

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s PC Voucher

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7 thoughts on “Streaming Now

  1. scottser

    riverman is a great tune – a well deserved winner.
    no doubt benblack will also appear with his apology for calling everyone stupid.

    1. Johnny 'Diego' Keenan

      Nick Drake, River man, like a duck to water.

      Beautiful excuse to connect with a powerful force of nature.

  2. Gearóid

    Wow, thanks for introducing Nick Drake to me. I had not heard of him at all. He has other wonderful songs as well, I see….. :)

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