Animals and Trees

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The wind is up at 3 AM
The power's down till God knows when
A candle does a minuet
Moving shadows, silhouettes
Silence please
All the world is on its knees
Mother Earth will have her say
Mother Earth will have her way

And then to me she softly speaks
In screaming silence, mysteries
Of Long ago and far away
The world had always lived this way
Somehow I know
She points her finger at my soul
I'm a child left all alone
I'm an orphan without a home

The television, blind and dumb
The window beckons me; I come
I see animals and trees,
I catch a glimpse of mystery
Progress though will soon return
To steal that which I have learned
And ridicule the candle's flame
Tomorrow all will be the same

credits

from Relative, released June 1, 1988
Lead Vocal: Mike Knott
Guitar: Greg Lawless & Ojo
BGV: Riki Michele, Gene Eugene, Annica Svensson

Note: The original lyric I wrote instead of "A candle does a minuet," was "A candle and a cigarette." This would never have flown in Christian bookstores so I changed it, regrettably. The whole CCM structure breeds dishonesty.

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