Follow the water

from FAWM 2021 by The Fishermen & the Priestess



@elesimo: I've been wanting to do a 4-way video collaboration for a while, so this year I asked for volunteers before FAWM started ( We managed to assemble a total of 7 groups, but unfortunately @cairobraga had technical problems and had to drop out of my group.

As soon as I listened to what @fireball and @brownium had written I thought that @carleybaer would be perfect for vocals! I sent her a message and was able to recruit her to our group a few days before the end of FAWM.

I love how this song turned out, it has such a warm upbeat mood to it that I couldn't stop smiling while playing. This went way beyond any expectations I had for this challenge! Thank you all for collaborating!

@carleybaer: @elesimo tapped me to step in with lyric/vocals when @cairobraga succumbed to tech issues. I was intrigued by the concept of a video collab but was too shy to speak up in the forum, so I took this as a sign that I should do it, and I'm glad I did! It had such a calming, happy vibe. It reminded me of waking up in a new city and going out to explore (but to be fair, in these no-travel times, everything reminds me of that lol). I think it turned out really well and I'm eternally grateful to these chaps for letting me jump in 😀


When the sunrise
Hits your sleepy eyes
It's time to put on the day
So you step outside
Expectations high
Ready to be carried away

Follow the water
That's where I go
Follow the water
Somewhere I don't know
Follow the water
It sings to my soul
Follow the water

When you're new in town
Have a look around
Find yourself a new routine
Flowers everywhere
New words in the air
Time to see what can be seen


Sandals in the sand
New money in your hand
And nowhere you have to be
Maybe find your way
To a sidewalk cafe
Revel in being so free
Not lonely even though you're all alone
Don't need to bother with the telephone
Grab a book and a pen and an instrument
Time making music is time-well spent
And when you're done, in the setting sun



from FAWM 2021, track released February 28, 2021
Carley Baer: lyrics, vocals
Stephen Brown: bass, drums, flute, piano, pads, percussion
Willis "Fireball": banjolele

Photo by David Wang on Unsplash


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The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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