Standing on the Road, Kicking Gravel

from by Peter Willie Youngtree

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All the grasses blow together when the Western Wind it comes
One don't move while another is still, no, that's not how this goes
One will lean and the other will bend, so one don't believe it's two
So how did I end up on the side of this road, kicking gravel, without you?

All the leaves descend together in the autumn of the year
One don't fall without word from another that it will be down soon
Yet her I am still clinging tight, like a leaf, to an old dead tree -
Out of place and out of sorts, believing in something that only used to be

You and I, we moved together free and easy as the wind
I'd take a leap and then you'd take a leap, then you'd twirl and then I'd spin
But then I fell down hard and you stood upright, so tall and so proud
And just like that, I broke my back and you walked on in the crowd

Well, I never dreamed I'd see you walking away like that
So light and free and easy, while I was so heavy and hard -
No, I never dreamed you'd leave me, my best friend, in so much hurt
We were things that moved together, now I lie still and alone in the dirt

... As for those who say that two things bound can never be alone,
I wonder if they took notice of how moss grows upon a stone


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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