Treetops - EP

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EP album with 4 songs: Treetops, Dirt Lane Home, Prison, County Coward

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released January 28, 2017

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Moon's Tunes Broomfield, Colorado

My first guitar got me through some tough times. My parents, to save our family from the grasp of meth, had just moved us to the country. For 10 years I strummed that guitar while our family fell apart. My songs are an attempt to reconcile the undisclosed story of my family--an emotional story of prayer, faith and forgiveness. ... more

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Track Name: Treetops
Verse 1
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Once I dreamed fearlessly
Had a peerless self esteem
Happiness came easy, at least
'til the sun went down and I had to eat my vegetables

And now I eat more vegetables
So maybe they're to blame
Why I'm overwhelmed and less entertained
Looking over fences at other peoples gain
And wondering why I'm not lucky

Chorus
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We used to be carefree
We used to climb into the treetops
Where time stopped
We could see everything

Where are the people we were gonna be?

Verse 2
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Now I wander through an endless maze
Amazingly going astray
From simple truths my youth once embraced
Now a slave to money and instant fame

Chorus
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We used to be carefree
We used to climb into the treetops
Where time stopped
We could see everything

Where are the people we were gonna be?

Bridge
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We used to clap
We used to splash
We used to slide on ice 'til we crashed
Now it's sad
Where we're at
That we can't go back
To carefree
Into the treetops where time stopped

Chorus
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Where are the people?
Where are the people we were gonna be?
Track Name: Dirt Lane Home
Verse 1
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When I see the sunrise from a swing on my front porch
And that wheat field shines like 24 karat gold
And when I hear the wind blow through my cottonwood trees
Well it's the closest thing I know to the sound of peace

And if you still don't get what it is what I like about where I live

Chorus
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Let me show ya
Where time moves a little bit slower
A place where the crime rate's lower
'Cuz everybody knows everybody's name
When you get to knowin'
These laid back, easy goin'
Folks out here I'll have you wishin' you were already livin' just down the road
From my dirt lane home

Verse 2
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When Sunday rolls around us locals get together
We order our usuals and talk about the weather
And when the church bells ring we're there with open arms
Come hear the choir sing "How Great Thou Art"

Chorus
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Let me show ya
Where time moves a little bit slower
A place where the crime rate's lower
'Cuz everybody knows everybody's name
When you get to knowin'
These laid back, easy goin'
Folks out here I'll have you wishin' you were already livin' just down the road
From my dirt lane home

Bridge
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There's some real estate just up the road
Be a mighty fine place to call your own

Chorus
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Let me show ya
Where time moves a little bit slower
A place where the crime rate's lower
'Cuz everybody knows everybody's name
When you get to knowin'
These laid back, easy goin'
Folks out here I'll have you wishin' you were already livin' here somewhere close
Oh, I know a spot just up the road
From my dirt lane home
Track Name: Prison
Verse 1
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In a sleepy town off I-84
Somehow that poison made its way through the back door
While all my friends would spend the weekend dragging main
I was seeking thrills of a different kind down a different alley way

Verse 2
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I watched them all grow up and move on with their lives
Graduation, college, steady jobs, and pretty wives
I found another way to garner local fame
With my picture and a headline in the Times News front page

Chorus
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Charge with possession and intent to sell
Prosecution spoke
The judge and jury listened
I've never been afraid of anybody in jail
But I'm scared out of my mind to go to prison

Verse 3
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Now I could never claim to be my mama's pride
But I'd never blame her for who I am
Still watching her take the stand and testify
Man it feels like a dagger in the back

Chorus
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Charge with possession and intent to sell
My mama spoke
The judge and jury listened
I've never been afraid of anybody in jail
But I'm scared out of my mind to go to prison

Bridge
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I deserve so much more than 3 years of probation and community service

Chorus
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Charge with possession and intent to sell
My lawyer spoke
The judge and jury listened
I've never been afraid of anybody in jail
And I thank God I ain't going to prison
Track Name: County Coward
Verse 1
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By common decree
I'm a menace to society
I'm scourged and scorned
Lord knows, throughout the land

So I scavenge and fend
Just looking for a good friend
But it's far and few between
With a helping hand

Chorus
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I'm just a county coward
A drunk on the courthouse step
A corner beggar
A bum with the cigarrette
And there's a lot of us strangers
Out here on the street
And unto the least of these my brethren
Ye have done it unto me

Verse 2
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Where're you go
Near or far from your home
Day after day
You carry on until you die
And it moves so fast
You barely notice who I am
And what really matters here
In this life

Chorus
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I'm just a county coward
A drunk on the courthouse step
A corner beggar
A bum with the cigarrette
And there's a lot of us strangers
Out here on the street
And unto the least of these my brethren
Ye have done it unto me

Bridge
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Take me in and shelter me
Give me clothes and a bite to eat
You'll always have a friend in me
Open your eyes and you just might see

Chorus
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All the county cowards
The drunks on the courthouse step
The corner beggars
The bums with the cigarettes
And there's a lot of us strangers
Out here on the street
And unto the least of these my bretheren
Unto the least of these my bretheren
Ye have done it unto me