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lyrics

There's an old crooked tree that writhed out its days
A solitary tower in the middle of that field by the
Rugged river that runs its way through the rock down to where
The green grass glistens between your toes
Just down from the hill where everybody goes
To watch the sky at night and bask in the light of the moon
And I never saw a straight line till I arrived

At the chiseled towers that tread the sky
Streamlined to prosper and venture better than
The brooding brick that lies about in boxes near where
The tractors trod the rows of wheat
Just down from the grid of the city streets where the
Times and lines and letters on signs
Remind us to keep up the rush
And I'm keeping up the rush
I'm keeping up the rush

So I took my life a winding path
Put it in the tub and gave it a bath
But muddied it up and tried to iron out the wrinkles
So I put in a box straight and narrow
Covered it in paper and a pretty blue bow
Just don't look inside cause there you'll find a mess
That does not coincide with the image I'd like to express

The old crooked tree writhed its last
As we topped down the tower to make room for some stores
Just down from the lake the used to be the river we dammed up
And the pavement burns your ten tiny toes
Just up from the hill where everybody knows
The scientists watch the stars from a telescope
They're watching stars from a telescope
Don't hear me say that I don't think that we've got hope

So I'll take my life a winding path
Forget the tub and bypass the bath
Don't even try to iron out the wrinkles
Burn that old box straight and narrow
Tear off the papter and lose the bow
Maybe it's time to admit I'm a mess
After all a little honesty is what I'd like to express

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from A Glorious Mess, released May 26, 2010
written by Aaron Austin

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