My Sunday Song – “Stones Under Rushing Water” by Needtobreathe

For My Sunday Song #166, we are discussing “Stones Under Rushing Water” by Needtobreathe.  The song is off their 2009 album “The Outsiders” and it shows the softer side of the band. The album was really the bands big break and ended up getting them noticed by Taylor Swift and the band opened for her on tour for a large number of shows.  I had found the band from the beginning so there growing success was no surprise to me.

The song is a really simple song lyrically.  It talks about how fast life passes us by and it will be gone before you know it.  He is telling you to slow things down, take it all in and cherish every moment.  It also seems to be about a relationship that has drifted apart and the spark has left them.  They need to stop long enough to remember what they had and find that spark again.  Either interpretation is right as you can make up your own mind on what it means to you.

Musically, the song is an acoustic track and one of the first duets the band has done.  Sara Watkins from the band Nickel Creek accompanies Bear Rinehart on vocals.  Her voice is so delicate and beautiful and compliments his vocals quite nicely.  She brings that extra layer of sadness and heartbreak to the song.  There is no guitar solo, but Bear does a harmonica solo that adds a whole new layer of melancholy to the song.  All in all, it is quite a beautifully sad song.

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Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  I think what he is saying is true and we do fly through life and it passes us by too quickly.  I still can’t believe my girls are already 16 and 12. It is going by way too fast and I am trying to hold on and slow down as much as I can.  I hope you enjoyed the song and have a Happy Sunday!

“Stones Under Rushing Water”

Why don’t we dance anymore
I’m not ok with that
Why don’t we laugh anymore
I’m not ok with that

The years go by like stones under rushing water
We only know when it’s gone

Why don’t we smile anymore
I’m not ok with that
Why don’t we dance slowly
I’m not ok with that

The years go by like stones under rushing water
We only know when it’s gone

The years go by like stones under rushing water
We only know when it’s gone

Why don’t we dance anymore
I’m not ok with that

Written by Bear and Bo Rinehart
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6 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Stones Under Rushing Water” by Needtobreathe

  1. Nice kind of a left-hand turn around to this tune in regards to a duet. Time does not indeed wait for anyone John. My oldest daughter is 22 and my twins are 20. Man,​ where have the years gone!

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    1. This is one of my favorites by them and it makes me a little sad when I hear it because every time I think back to when they were young and how young my wife and I were. By the end though I have a smile on face as I know they are growing in to wonderful women!

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