Uprooted

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I know I’m meant to have roots
Stand here unmoving
Propagate offspring
to surround me as I watch them grow ring by ring
And follow in my lack of footsteps

The elders tower over me
Leaning in protectively
And whisper of the things they see
in distant lands so far out of reach
My curiosity piques

But their descriptions are bleak and they warn
Of leafless monsters that reject the sun
And of permanent clouds of grey
That never weep their sorrows away
Never weep them away

But I’ve always felt the sky tugging
Soil churning and turning
Vacuoles crenated and thirsting to drink
From the greatest of lakes and the freshest of creeks
And shrink in the salty ocean

Well something tells me that for this old soul
Things haven’t always been so arboreal
That it knows to stalk, to pounce, to crawl
Senses keen and claws retractable
Feathers stretched out wide to split the wind
Eddies whirling off of dancing fins
Neural pathways taking it all in
No photosynthesizing
No photosynthesizing

'Cause you can be stable and change your colours seasonally
Even bare it all in the cold
But there’s some benefit to losing your mind
Just a little bit I’m told

credits

from Cryptozoology, track released November 29, 2013
Tereza Tomek: Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Corwin Fox: Mandolin, Banjo
Jake Jenne: Drums, Percussion
Archie Pateman: Double Bass

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