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Uprooted, Part I

from City Parks After Dark by Grey Milk

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This song first appeared, with less bells and whistles, on Strong Bones + Teeth


I was a wooden house and you were a tornado
As such you did what a tornado ought to naturally do
And how you come as fast as you can certainly go
The wreckage left behind I don’t find half as beautiful

And this is not the way that I intended it to be
Though we must not forget how exciting tornadoes can be
Tossing cars and uprooting trees
Without much wait you dissipated, what a mess you left behind

I am some splintered boards, I am the dust of broken remains
The trace of a foundation suddenly been rearranged
Scattered around with bricks and broken glass- all that’s left of my frame
And I sit huddled in the corner with a flashlight


from City Parks After Dark, released April 1, 2008
Jesse Houle - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sean Watson - Bass, Vocals
Dylan Clark - Drums

Lyrics by Dylan Clark & Jesse Houle


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