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Citizen Cope’s Hurricane Waters

Citizen Cope's Hurricane Waters

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon Citizen Cope’s 2004 album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. I had the singer/songwriter’s CD in my office for months but never bothered to give it a listen. So I did, and I really like it. A great guitar-folk album with elements of dub, reggae, and soul. There’s one song on there I kept spinning over and over, because it’s just so good. It’s called “Hurricane Waters.” And, with the events of the last week, I’m spinning it more and more. It’s a chill and polished anthem, very subdued and very powerful.

If you’re like me, and you try to find music to help make a chaotic world feel more sensible, I suggest seeking this track, which includes lyrics like:

“I will carry you through the hurricane waters
And I’ll remember you in the blue skies

Until we meet again
Until it’s like it was
Until then.

Until the city and the country ain’t divided
Until then.”

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