The trees reach like hands
to the sky from the land
and towards each other too they bend.
I watch them from a window
like an old gray tired widow
who was married once to the handsomest of plans.

I'm going to sit at a table
over Christmas with Rachel
and we're going to laugh about the town where we were born.
Maybe I just need a vacation,
this spring drive with me to Portland.
The sun will cast our shadows
like arrows to ocean and keep us warm.
Keep us warm.

So cheer up my dear
The sky's not always clear.
There needs to come
a setting sun
before the night stars appear.
And those trees skeletons
know that winter has begun
but with it comes a new year.
No next to Odom ravel
like this last one did travel
out to the water every chance we get
'cause the stream's good as dead
if we only let it live here behind our eyelids i
f we always keep it hid.

So cheer up my dear
rub your eyes clear.
Some can be sung
until you're breathing through your lungs
with the cold, dark air.
Now the banner can't be hung
until you've climbed the lowest rungs
with the ladder leaning here.
You remember how your parents
clapped, waved and smiled.
Every little thing made them proud
when you were a child.
Well now you've grown
and you're the coolest kid I know
but somehow they've lost their interest long ago.

Well cheer up my dear,
I'll always be here.
And the sky above you,
he kids our age line up to love you,
and you have nothing to fear.
There's a sky above you,
the kids our age they line up to love you,
and you have nothing to fear.


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    Lyric CorrectionThe trees reach like hands to the sky from the land
    And towards each other too they bend
    I watch them from a window like an old gray tired widow
    Who was married once to the handsomest of plans

    I'm gonna sit at a table over Christmas with Rachel
    And we're gonna laugh about the town where we were born
    Maybe I just need a vacation, this spring drive with me to Portland
    The sun will cast our shadows like arrows to the ocean and keep us warm
    Keep us warm

    So cheer up, my dear. The sky's not always clear
    There needs to come a setting sun before the night stars appear
    And those tree skeletons know that winter has begun
    But that with it comes a new year.

    No, next year won't unravel like this last one did
    We'll travel out to the water every chance we get
    'Cos this dream's as good as dead
    If we only let it live here behind our eye lids
    If we always keep it hid

    So cheer up, my dear. Rub your eyes clear
    A song can't be sung until you
    Breath and fill your lungs with the cold dark air
    And a banner can't be hung until you've
    Climbed the lowest rungs of the ladder leaning here

    You remember how your parents clapped waved and smiled
    Every little thing made them proud when you were a child
    Well now you've grown and you're the coolest kid I know
    But somehow they lost their interest long ago

    Well cheer up, my dear. I'll always be here
    And the sky above you, the kids our age line up to love you,
    And you have nothing to fear
    There's a sky above you, the kids our age we line up to love you,
    And you have nothing to fear.
    ejson June 24, 2011   Link

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