Tree Fable

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Wicked winds bring me trouble
Say where, oh where, have my leaves all gone?
Autumn's fading and so am I
Everything is bound to change
But spring has never seemed so far away

What's the reason why?
Wither faster than I'm growing
Moving on is hard
But nothing's worse than being lonely

An oak has toppled to the ground
Someone came and chopped it down
If there was no one to hear it fall
Did it even make a sound?

Winter finds me forgotten
Days grow short as the shadows long
Leafless, lifeless and overgrown
I know that things will one day change
but this old tree is rooted in his ways

Where did I go wrong?
Hurts so much when I remember
These empty arms so cold
Are even colder in December

An oak has toppled to the ground
Someone came and chopped it down
If there was no one to hear it fall
Did it even make a sound?

These sticks and stones
They hurt like hell
But words they broke my spirit
And I shattered where I fell
We fought fire with fire
We're burning still
How can I ever trust somebody
Who believes the lies they tell?
These sticks and stones
They cause me pain
But words they broke my spirit
And drove all my hope away
We fought fire with fire
Instead of rain
How can I learn to love someone again?

An oak has toppled to the ground
Someone came and chopped it down
If there was no one to hear it fall
Did it even make a sound?

credits

from Tree & Leaf, released July 22, 2016
Song written and performed by Daniel Fox, with John Snellgrove on drums and Bryan Cook on electric bass guitar.

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Daniel Fox Birmingham, Alabama

Daniel Fox is a folk singer-songwriter living in Birmingham, AL. His Americana-inspired soft rock is influenced by jazz, country western, and ambient music. If you come up with a name for a genre like that, please contact him below.

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