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turtle in the pond robin in the tree
i dance all day to the songs she sings
the sun shines bright on our milky skin
and the sea is calm despite the wind
you told it to me once and i didn’t believe
so you told me again and i still didn’t see
but you stayed all night through the wind and rain
and still you stayed when the morning came

leave your light on leave it bright
i need you more and more each night
i don’t deserve the love i’ve received
i take and take and never give

lightning bug in the palm of your hand
feet dug deep in the salty sand
you know he won’t light inside a jar
so you let him go with a wave of your arm
there at the top we saw the whole world
with its white cap waves and black sand shores
maybe we took things we shouldn’t take
but everything will return to its place

praise the father praise the crook
everything i ever took
i swear i will give it back
one day

turtle in the pond robin in the tree
there’s not much left for that bird to sing
she sang as the tide came in on the sea
she sang for you and then she sang for me
you told it to me once and i didn’t believe
so you told me again and i still didn’t see
but you stayed all night through the wind and rain
and still you stayed when the morning came

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from Read This If I Don't Make It Home, released November 21, 2014

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Gratiot Lake Road Hampton, Virginia

Gratiot Lake Road is the modern folk music of husband and wife Ben and Emaleigh Jensen. Songwriter Emaleigh sings and plays melodies on a closed-back banjo and Ben sings harmonies while fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and stomping with ankle-percussion. Their songs vary from soft ballads to upbeat jams played in a style that has been described as haunting, bittersweet, and eerie. ... more

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