Ode to the Olde Elderberry

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lyrics

Dear wise old elderberry
Wont you share with me your story?
Could it be as melancholy as mine?

You have lived through such a span of seasons
Bright a while but then what's the reason
It tends to go so cold and dark in wintertime?

Human advice says put your best foot forward
But being rooted you're just reaching upward
Even though you lost some limbs for a power line
You stand your ground and bloom so bright and fine

Bright and fine, bright and fine...

But then your leaves fall
Like you're crying
You go all skeletal
Looks like you're dying
Do you know even now that spring will come
And you'll be born again?

Sometimes I wonder if you're not a dormant rocket
That any day you'll blast out of your magnetic socket
The ground will shake, your roots will smoke
Your squirrels will fly
A burst, a boom, some crackling grass
And you'll shoot into the sky

Bright and fine, bright and fine...

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from Sonic Dreamer, released July 7, 2010

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
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