Broken Branches

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Broken Branches

There's a tree in the woods, strong and tall.
And its branches rise above the rest of them all.
And its leaves catch the sunlight and cause it to grow
ever larger, but in its shadow, no other trees can grow.
Well, the tree did well, until the storm,
when the lightning fell down from the sky above.

Broken branches (3x) all around. Broken branches (3x) on the ground.

There's a creature on the earth, evolved but dumb.
Increasing in numbers, but stuck in a rut.
Ignorant to it's surroundings, distracted by itself.
Sacrificing other life to power and wealth.
Well, the creature did well 'til it threw off the balance,
and its carelessness became its own demise


Years went by and the tree survived,
and the trees around it flourished.
They grew high as they caught sunlight,
and their roots below were nourished
from the broke down, broken branches.

And, so it goes, this beautiful, horrible cycle.
Life feeds on life, and so some must die,
but it's time for a cut back and regrowth.
And regrow and regrow, so we grow, so we grow.
Yeah, we grow, oh we grow, together we grow (2x)

Can't you see that it's all connected. Please, don't disrespect it.
I can see that it's all connected. I'm gonna respect it. (2x)
And, so what's to become of the creature?
Only the creature can decide.
Will it learn from its mistakes and only take
what it needs, before it runs out of time?



from Human Conditions, released March 27, 2014


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Candy Lee Fayetteville, Arkansas

Candy Lee is an award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. The first thing you'll notice when you hear Candy Lee is her voice- timeless, entrancing, and ethereal. She Lee pulls you in with her sweet, catchy melodies and moving music, but it is her smart, creative lyrics that deserve a second listen. ... more

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