Shadows of Leaves Dancing on Your Skin

from by Peter Willie Youngtree

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lyrics

These hardwood floors, they feel too new
I remember lying down on the floorboards with you
Staring up at the roof and it had a bird's nest in the beams
But we boxed them in with ceiling tiles and I've learned to quiet my dreams

You moved up in the world and I guess I moved up, too
The wages laid before our eyes were too big to refuse
And we all dream of success but no one dreams of the cost
Until you wind up holding your money like a lover, but all your love is lost

So Becky, darling, won't you come in here and lay with me
Why do you spend all your time up in the conservatory?
Reading books and working late, honey, you know I'll stay up all night
If I can just watch your body basking in the morning light

Now for all of out money, we built an empty home
But you're the kind of woman that I will wait for too long
And when you come home tired and you tuck yourself in,
You don't know but I lie awake to watch the shadows of the leaves dancing on your skin

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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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