The Willow Tree

by Beards

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Soon after the snow caps melt
and send the water rushing down
the flowers will bloom
in the valley by your house
and I will go down there
to thaw myself out.

I’m not a praying man
ever since you’ve been gone
but I can still recite
all of your favorite psalms
“my shield and my glory,
you're my only hope”
oh lord I miss you so much

there’s a train at the station
three times I bought my ticket out
but I haven’t left yet.
I don’t know how to leave this town

I fought your pa at the bar one night
he knocked out two of my teeth
you’d be so ashamed
if you could see us from wherever you are

I can still see the spot
from the bedroom window of my house
where your brothers dug the grave
and we laid your body down
under the willow tree


released February 18, 2015
Recorded and mixed by Jeremy Graham of Robotic Heart Studios
Written by Ian
Sung by Ian & Erin Rae
Guitars by Ian & Jon Shearer



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Beards Nashville, Tennessee

Beards started in 2010 in Nashville, when Ian and Erin began singing together.

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