Count Your Rings

from by Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

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Count your rings, now I can
Where you were, where I'm standing
Trace your life with my hands
Count your rings
All your records, we can spin
All the history hidden in
It all begins, it all begins
With your rings
See the light
You grew faster every spring
Every spring
See the dark, slow summerwood
The late season would bring
Strange for the sun to warm my head
Where I'm used to shade and branches
Where the birds first had the chance to use their wings
Every nest in your canopy
Every picnic at your feet
Filled the air with something sweet
So we should sing:
We all loved you, tree
We will miss you, tree
There's no mystery to your age
Now we can see
Reading of flood and fire
In your diary
A Year without Summer
back in 1816
A history written straight into cambium
And published by the falling of a tree
I've got something big to say
Welling in my heart today
So I will stand upon the place you used to be
May I draw upon the height,
How you towered at this site,
Upon the grandeur, the sublime nobility
We all loved you, tree
We will miss you, tree

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from Trees, released March 20, 2015

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Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly have written an album's worth of songs about trees. This is that album.

"Trees" has been nominated for a 2016 GRAMMY® in the 'Best Children's Music' category.

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