River Man (Nick Drake) by joday jäské published on 2013/03/23 22:50:09 +0000 Interpretation of Nick Drake's "River Man". I went through a pretty intense 1.5 week Nick Drake listening period. I don't know why, but I often omit some of the lyrics when I do covers. It probably stems from my efforts to try to create a drastic re-envisioning, so as to justify doing a cover. I think it's a little more stimulating than just picking a good key and strumming guitar and singing, not that I dislike when other people do that type of cover. However, this method involves changes in form that don't necessarily accomodate the lyrics in their original sequence.