Grandmother Tree

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Grandmother Tree (5:21) Piano, Violin, Mandolin, Cello, Harmonies

Lush strings and a magical tree that heals broken hearts.

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Grandmother Tree

There’s a girl who lives in the forest
In a garden she’s borrowed from the land
Sometimes squirrels and birds come to visit
They let her feed them right from her hand

But there’s a secret she’s hiding
She keeps it even from herself
All the worry she carries
Belongs to someone else

In the morning she goes walking
Up the hill to the grandmother tree
As she lies there she listens
To the voice she hears singing in the leaves

Tell me the story of your heart
Breathe out all the lies that they told you
Let the new story start
You can rest while I hold you

There’s a girl who lives in the forest
In a garden she’s borrowed from the land
She’s the one that I love
She’s the one with the kind, gentle hands

Tell me the story of your heart
Breathe out, and let all your hope in
Let the new story start
How much can you open?

credits

from The List of Whales, track released January 5, 2014
Carrie Ferguson - piano, lead vocals
Jim Henry - mandolin
Zoe Darrow - violins
Elizabeth Donahue - backing vocals
J.J. O'Connell - backing vocals

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Carrie Ferguson Northampton, Massachusetts

Carrie grew up playing an enormous upright, chocolate-brown piano. It had a darkly booming, slightly furry quality to it, like the weather in her hometown of Arcata on the North Coast of California. Ferguson credits its sonorous voice, combined with the perpetual fog and clamminess as instilling in her the baseline aesthetic of melancholic optimism that permeates her words and music today. ... more

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