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The Trees

from Holding EP by Rachel Stevener

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The Trees
By Rachel Stevener

Waking up, you feel the bowling ball on your chest
Even eight hours won’t give you rest
And you feel a little helpless today
Walking out to face the world with sullen eyes
The heaviness gets pushed aside
Because the giants in your life tell you they deserve to be first in line

What you get ain’t what you want,
What you want ain’t what you need
Don’t you wish they were the same, three in one, baby?
You’re shooting arrows in the dark
Hoping that you’ll hit the mark
Can’t you stop and see the forest for the trees

Take a breath; let time make friends with your heavy heart
And feel the pieces fall a part, But in a good way
Come on in, inside this tent where we all wait
The one who saves won’t hesitate
But sometimes the waiting weighs us down and we forget that we’re refined when


You left the small things in a pile by your back door,
Maybe you should come in that way a little more

Whatcha get ain’t what you want
What you want ain’t what you need
Don’t you wish they were the same, Cause one day…

You’ll get exactly what you want
You’ll want exactly what you need
In the end they’ll be the same, three in one, baby
The shooting arrows will be still
Your emptiness will find its fill
When you fall asleep, you’ll finally see the trees

Finally see the trees
You’ll finally see the trees.


from Holding EP, released March 8, 2011


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