Water is a theme that shows up often in music. It is a running joke that water clichés are way too prevalent in Christian music. While this is true, Christian music is certainly not the only genre of music that offends in this area. At times these water references really are only tired clichés and don’t say much, but we should not throw the baby out with the bath water (pun intended). Water imagery can be used in beautiful and poetic ways as well and it makes sense that water shows up so much in the lyrics of popular music. The earth is 70% water after all and the average human body is 60% water. Some of us may even be carrying a little extra water weight and get closer to the 65% mark!
A couple years ago the REO staff put together a playlist of songs with water as the theme. We did this as a way to share songs with each other and because we enjoyed the collaboration. It wasn’t done with the intent to make it public, but some of you may enjoy these songs as well so we thought we would share. Sometimes we connected with the emotion of a song and other times we may have just liked the music and it happened to have lyrics about water. Either way, we hope you enjoy. Let us know in the comments what other “water” songs you would add and if they meet our strict four step approval process you may see them show up on this playlist.
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