Taller Trees EP

by Chris West

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Matthew James Esq The wonderful voice of Chris West. Excellent EP, High praises to Chris.. :) Favorite track: Surrender Song.
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released December 16, 2012



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Chris West Boston, Massachusetts

My intent is to create an atmosphere where my listeners feel comfortable to vulnerability in hopes that they allow themselves to feel something/anything.

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul" (Plato).
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Track Name: Jeremy (feat. Deni Hlavinka)
Oh, Jeremy, keep your cup still.
Fear not the passing tide,
the hourglass, or the nonchalance,
of the busy workmen only passing by.

Oh, Jeremy, lift your eyes up,
and pray to the man with the book.
May the cold air whisper a sweet spur of summer,
to instill a hope in your mind.

So why don't you stand up?
Instead you sit down and bury your head in shame.
If you won't stand up,
why don't I stand up for you?
Track Name: Surrender Song
Sing to me, O precious heart,
drown me in your deepest flood.
Drag me along with current,
for I long to be lost in your love.

For your love is the water,
and your heart is the sea,
and I try to surrender,
but every time, I only get neck deep.

Sing to me, O precious heart,
be the light I'm following.
Guide me when I steer off track,
teach me how to love again.

For your love is the light,
and your heart is the sky,
and I try to surrender,
but every time, I get lost in the night.

Sing to me, O precious heart,
let me lay my burdens here.
When I fall on my knees,
bring me to my feet and sing.

Sing to me your surrender song,
and teach me how to sing along.
Track Name: Taller Trees
I fall like trees in a wood,
when your ax found its home in my side.
You chopped me down with one clean cut,
my branches reach out as I fall to the ground.

I will fall on you, I will fall on you

My body lay in the dark forest green,
in the shadows of all the taller trees.
But one day when all the others are gone,
I will rise to my feet and reach for the sun.

Where I long to be,
is not beneath the trees.
Where I long to be,
above all the trees.