Life

2001 Garrett Clevenger

 

C#m B F# A child leaves the safety of his home,

E G#m F# finding what it's like to be alone.

C#m B F# A bud begins to form upon a tree,

E G#m F# bursting into bloom, it feels free.

C#m B F# An old man trades his wisdom for his age,

E G#m F# forgetting he once knew he was a sage.

C#m B F# A seed forms and it falls assuredly,

E G#m F# nestled in the roots of mama tree.

C#m B F# A corpse commits itself to waiting worms,

E G#m F# feeding one by one until it turns.

C#m B F# The germ sprouts and the roots begin grow,

E G#m F# reaping what the rotting man had sown.