Seed, Flower, Song

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On a patch of feathered grass, just off of the walking path
Here I stretch my petals toward a cloudless azure sky
With my thread roots anchored down, into the loamy springtime ground
I witness here the world around, regard the passers by


Without stigma I behold, a man upon the bench unfold
(Petals stretch and leaves unfold)
His bedding made of dirty clothes, no pillow for his head
(To embrace his weary head)
A jogger in the morning light, cursed the unbecoming sight
(Lift your eyes behold the sight)
The resting place an ugly blight, upon the path he tread
(Of the dawning morning’s light)

I had pity on them both
(On the first because he chose)
In differing degrees I suppose
(Disdain in compassion's place)
I had pity on them both
(On the second with his burden)
Brothers born to different clothes
(Unwelcome most any place)


Born a flower for a day, I shall wither fast away
Beauty is a fleeting thing, and fairness quickly fades

As his resting arms unfold, the man raises his greying head
(Petals stretch and leaves unfold)
His waking eyes, still squinting spy a flower in its bed
(To embrace his weary head)
Perhaps a gift for love forgot, perhaps a tribute to the day
(Lift your eyes behold the sight)
He plucks the flower from the ground, a smile lifts his face
(Of the dawning morning’s light)


I was happy for us both
(May my beauty bring him light)
Joyful in our given roles
(Love to guide him in his way)
I was happy for us both
(May our momentary lives)
Brothers born to different clothes
(Bring to others joy in life)

credits

from In All Honesty EP, track released April 22, 2013
Produced by Alex Lindgren
Bass and violin by Alex Lindgren

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Marching Band Solo Wasilla, Alaska

With a range of influences, from The Head and the Heart to the Civil Wars, Marching Band Solo hones old world folk songs with pop accessibility. Poetically insightful lyrics tell sad tales and share life lessons rich in harmonies and deliciously jangly banjo, guitar and piano. We hope you enjoy the tunes! ... more

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