Move With The Water

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A classic Zru Vogue song from 1984, “Move With The Water” was first recorded in Rick’s living room on 4-track cassette, with Rick playing reverse bass and the Yamaha mini-synth keyboard melody (there’s also an alternate living-room recording circa 1987 with Tom Sanders and the Yamaha DX7 synth).

Zru Vogue brought back “Move With The Water” for their live set in 2010, and recorded it for Club Zru with a stripped-down minimalism that’s true to the art-funk original but amps it up and rocks out just a little more.

Lyrically, the song blends Dada poetry with Taoist symbolism.

lyrics

Lyrics:

I feel like a strange collector
Of blank masks with idiot eyes
I’m on an icy river
And I don’t know where I’m going

But I feel the lonely water
Moving around the world
I’m moving with the water
I try to find the words
I let the water take me
Where I need to go
It’s all I need to think about
It’s all I need to know

I move around, move around
I move around

There is an icy vision
I feel the eyes on me
The celestial virgin
Is making faces at me
It doesn’t really matter
I’m in the underworld
There is a perfect circle
Into which I’ve been hurled
So I let the water take me
Where I need to go
It’s all I need to think about
It’s all I need to know

I move around, move around
I move around

(It’s all the same where we’re going; it’s all the same)

Move with the water
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Lyrics by Andrew Lawrence Jackson

credits

from Club Zru, released October 1, 2010
Andrew: Lead vocals, electric guitar
Rick: Bass, electric guitar, synthesizers, backing vocals
Patrick: Drums

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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