Under the Hemlocks

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A song about a family camp I used to go to every single summer (until starting university). Ten days of love and friendship and freedom. It was always hard to say goodbye on the last day.


under the hemlocks
— the most beautiful place I've been
under the hemlocks
every year we promise that we're never going to leave

I can trace my roots
back to the cookies and the juice
and even if we don't know each others last names
I'm sure our grandparents do

and as much as I mind
our tearful goodbyes
it was worth it
to say hello to you

Chorus — I grew to a tree from a tiny seed

people and trees you know
well we always change and grow
'tho it's so gradual we sometimes forget
and expect it all to stay the same

(but this) forest is a place
where you don't need personal space
and no matter who you ('ve become / are)
you aren't made strange

Chorus — we are always so naive

where love is as easy to find
as a needle, on the ground
where all are lost and found
and every direction is homeward bound

We'd love to stay here all year long
and sing our favorite songs
knowing we belong
under the hemlocks

Chorus — knowing how it feels to be free

on the very last day
we'll probably be late
because we set the clock back 8 whole minutes
and hoped noone would mind

if we had a say
I know that we would stay
with all of our
branches intertwined

Chorus — room enough for you and me
Chorus — the most beautiful place I've seen
I don't think I ever want to leave
in my heart I know I'll never leave


from The Mind I'm Lost Inside, released November 16, 2012
Female harmony by Shannon Campbell.



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Maleidoscope Waterloo, Ontario

Upbeat singer-songwriter and jack-of-all-trades musician. Lyricist first, then orchestrator.

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