"Watching the River Flow" is a blues rock song by American singer Bob
Dylan, released as a single on June 3, 1971. Produced by Leon Russell,
it was written and recorded during a session in March 1971 at Blue Rock
Studio in New York City. The collaboration with Russell formed in part
through Dylan's desire for a new sound, after a period of immersion in
country rock music. The song has been interpreted as Dylan's account of
his writer's block in the early 1970s, and his wish to deliver less
politically engaged material and find a new balance between public and
private life. A minor hit in some countries, "Watching the River Flow"
was included on the 1971 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II and other
Dylan compilation albums. The song has been covered by many artists,
including a recording by five current and former Rolling Stones that was
part of a tribute project for pianist Ian Stewart.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watching_the_River_Flow>
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(transitive, intransitive, reflexive, dated) To amuse oneself
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