The River and the Tree

from by C.J. Schmelzer

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You ever think the river knows
How fast it flows, or where it's going?
It starts so small
Grows into a waterfall, or a big blue ocean

I'd like to think I'm a bit like that
Flowing without a clue
Without a plan
All I hope is the paths I take
Culminate in a life so grand

You ever wonder if the tree
Chooses how it twists and turns
And reaches for the sky?
It's just playing with the sun
Searching for the light of love
Just so happens to please the eye

I'd like to think I'm a bit like that
Doing what I love
Just for the sake of love
When I'm gone I hope the beauty that I made
Can be seen from up above


from Gradience: An Unofficial EP, released May 13, 2016



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