under crooked trees

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recorded in Sandpiper Cove, Destin, Florida

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I was lost out in the rain
I was in a bad way
bad way, way down
treading water in that town

throw my arms up “why, why?!”
hold on now try not to cry, cry

gotta dig, baby, dig dig deep
somewhere buried in the heap
something here that we can keep
we can find a place to sleep

summer salvage what you can
in a bag or in the van
it’s hard not knowing where I stand
it’s hard not knowing where I stand

it won’t be long
but you’re all I got to go on
when it rains in paradise

slow trouble up ahead
brake lights burning cherry red
winding up the way ahead
the sunlight fading on the dead

throw my arms up “why, why?!”
hold on now try not to cry, cry

paper hands catch the breeze
look up now you got the green
got that jeep back on the steel
holy water was the deal

fate makes a break and I take it
fate makes a break and I take it take it take
it’s hard not knowing where I stand
it’s hard not knowing where I stand

under crooked trees
where I fell asleep
under crooked trees

it won’t be long
but you’re all I got to go on
when it rains in paradise

it won’t be long
but you’re all I got to go on
when it rains in paradise

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from One Tongue, released January 1, 2011
written and recorded by Birdlips
Lindsay Pitts - vocals, ukulele, percussion
Cliff Usher - vocals, bass guitar, percussion, clarinet

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