I see myself in my father's eyes
I see my strengths and my weaknesses
As children safe in our mothers' arms
But photos can be misleading

Out on the branches of our family trees
That's where the young ones are dwindling

So will we learn?
Fought together into the night.
Can we help this home to survive?
We need the strength of our families arms
Not a false sense of solidarity

Walk together and we could work this out
Talk together and we could understand
We need the strength of our families' arms
I wish I knew where to go from here

I see the sadness in all their eyes
I understand why this burdens them
It's written on my grandfather's
Indian ink tells a story there

Out on the branches of our family trees
That's where the young ones are suffering

We weren't meant to take this on
But this can't be here when we are gone
Given all we have now is to make the time
That we have left last forever
All that we have left is to make this time last forever
Then we'll have learned

Look into your son and forget what you've seen
Protect what you love and say what you mean
Before you send a sinking ship into the
Goddamn, I wish I knew when we started this

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