Family Tree

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When you leave this weary world your spirit flying free
in your trailer you leave behind a lifelong legacy
sin and faith and love and hate are there for all to see
painted on the stretched out canvas of your family
Hand-me-downs that can't be found in boxes or in drawers
are locked away inside the minds of you and all of yours
so if granddad took a liking to the spirits in the drink
you may just have to stay away from the Devils kitchen sink
roots went down into the ground and deep down into me and cursed is everyone who hangs upon a family tree
Don't you try to blame it on the father that you know
that anger started pulsing through your bloodline long ago
greed and every evil Neath the shadow casting morn
are seeds inside of people on the day that we are born
blessing comes from the Lord above and it's closer than your skin
if you let the roots be dug and burned as loving kindling
So if your daddy never took a handout in his life
you may just have to hold a humble hand to kill that pride
Running from the shadows of a very distant past
the sun is setting quicker every day that shadows cast
was I put in jail for something done in someone else's life
I feel the shame I see the blame
I think I got his eyes
blessing only cost you what you carry in your heart
and carrying those curses is going to tear your mind apart
and all these repercussions are a blessing in themselves
for by the shadow we may see which way the sun last fell
roots went down into the ground and deep down into me and cursed is everyone who hangs upon a family tree

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from Passing Chord, released September 1, 2015
Ricky Kendall - Vox, Synth and drums

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