Keep a Green Tree in Your Heart

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Verse 1
when you were a tiny seed
mother Earth met all your needs
so you put down roots, uncurled a sprout
and poked your tiny head right out

Verse 2
you stretched and strained to reach the light
sometimes left, and sometimes right
and you spread your arms as if to fly
hugging Earth and kissing sky

keep a green tree in your heart
and maybe the singing bird will come
and when she comes you better love her well
oh the stories she can tell

Verse 3
you drank the rain, danced in the breeze
caught the sunlight with your leaves
and performed a magic alchemy
to purify the air we breath

Verse 4
you grew up strong and fine and true
your story there in the shape of you
and you made a home for the honey bee
and all the singing birds like me


Verse 5
now seasons come and seasons go
you listen, breath, watch and grow
you make a new seed, give it to the ground
and the circle of life goes round and round

Verse 6
And when you’ve grown up wise and old
your work all done, your story told
you’ll fall back down to where you came from
I will hear you, I will come

green tree...singing her
green tree...littlest her
green tree...sweetest her


from EARTH, released April 22, 2016



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Fermenting fun amidst the organic and inspirational environment of San Francisco, Charity and the JAMband have spent the past decade-and-a-half serving up delightfully groovy tunes for young ones and their big people. Come join the JAM! ... more

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