Thursday, January 23, 2014

Family Tree.c/l

Family Tree - Keith Birmingham
Copyright, 2011
At 100 to 110 bpm in 4/4 time
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Just a foolish lad chasing after dreams, never worried about the cost.
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Running fast and running free, never missed what he had lost.
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Chasing shining stars he drove the fastest cars, never giving up the pace.
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Running down the road, headed for the gold, a winners smile was on his face.

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When he became a man his life began to change the day headed off to war.
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He learned to aggravate. He learned to fear and hate. He tasted blood and wanted more.
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He watched his brothers die, and heard their mothers cry, and he held our flag up high.
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Marching down the road with a heavy load, he never stopped to ask God why.

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And, when he came home he was a different man, but he could not tell you why.
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He never danced, and he never smiled, and you never seen him cry.
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He was all alone. His love for life was gone, when she came into his life.
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And, the light of his life was like a shining star and she soon became his wife.

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And, the years they passed, and their love did last, and she bore his family.
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And, the day she died, he sat alone and cried,  beneath a weeping willow tree.
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But, what she left behind by the grace of God was to be his destiny.
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Shining stars and racing cars were added to his family tree.

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