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time, time, time, time...
passes as fast as some waitings in line
bristle cone pines and feather come to shine
but when is it time...

the cardinal's trying to find
his mate within the leaves
and i'm sittin', watchin', waitin'
for the day my ship will leave

talkin' about: lets play dead bug
orange, black, and brown
and drying in the sun
or let's listen to the loose leaf dance
stare into the heavens
as if we ever had a chance
and get ready for the leap
cuz soon it will be time
and then we'll sit down
and recite these old rhymes
of when and of time, time, time

there are two people
livin' inside everyone you see
one is busy with the task at hand
the other one tries to see
the relevance of every
thought or action as they breathe
and they put them in the pantry
make a life that they can lead
and as i got to workin'
sometime i cried
sometimes i did sing
and i held what i had afterward
with where i did begin
but these days
i've had a wholeness
beyond time

so why not! we can
let's play dead bug
orange, black, and brown
and drying in the sun
or let's listen to the loose leaf dance
stare into the heavens
as if we ever had a chance
and get ready for the leap
cuz soon it will be time
and then we'll sit down
and recite these old rhymes
of when and of time, time, time

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from Live at The Daughter, released December 19, 2013

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Ears to the Ground Family Harrisonburg, Virginia

Ears to the Ground Family is a minimal, totally acoustic group with guitar, hand percussion, and banjo. They have a serious focus on lyrical content and sometimes achieve a body-shivering vocal harmony. They make music of resistance to oppression and empire, of communities of hope, and of a faith that sustains us. Our tunes draw from R&B, spiritual, soul, folk/americana, chant, hip-hop, and jazz. ... more

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