Forces of Nature

from by Peter Willie Youngtree

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lyrics

You say the natural world don't have much effect on you,
that your will is greater than the things surrounding you
But your will is just part of the forces of nature,
so the forces of nature are always working on you.

And you think that your mind is all held within,
you believe in the boundary where the air meets your skin,
But your skin and the air are the forces of nature,
so the forces of nature are living in you.

And you believe that your troubles are yours alone to bear,
but the troubles over there, my friend, are the troubles right here.
Yes, that poisoned lake is our minds gone insane -
it's us in the forces of nature.

And your eyes are as much your eyes as the light is
And your ears hear from the same source as the sound.
It's a turning, the seeds scatter the ground -
one big yearning.

Still you exert that will on the world around you,
but that world is your will and that will it is you,
and that you is that world, so where exactly is you?
Where are you in the forces of nature?

We fail to see what's most basic about us -
everything we are is a reflection.
And our feelings and thoughts are just playing their part
as expressions of the forces of nature.

It's a delusion so engrained, yes how deep it runs,
that it looks like the truth to the Mother and the Son,
and the Father and Daughter are as fooled as anyone,
fooled by the forces of nature.

And the fool is as much the fool as the wise one.
And the wise become wise from the same source as the fool.
It's a turning, the flower moves through the fuse -
one great big yearning.

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from Country Hymns, released September 25, 2015

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Peter Willie Youngtree St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Peter Willie Youngtree's debut album has made Top 10 and Top 30 Earshot! charts eight times, was long-listed for the Borealis Music Prize, and was called one of the best local albums of the year. He tours in Canada frequently, recently performing alongside folk icon Jennifer Castle. Exclaim! magazine, described his "vividly written songs that recall classic Country-Rock figures like Gram Parsons." ... more

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