Sweep the Broom

2001 Garrett Clevenger

 

C  D  E    G  A  E   x2

 

C  D  E       You can take away the rocks that make the soil

G  A  E       but you can't escape the burden of this toil.

C  D  E       You can take away the sand that makes the beach

G  A  E       but you can't escape the hand that's out of reach.

C  D  E       You can take away the trees that make the grove

G  A  E       but you can't escape the need to want to grow.

D  E            You can cut the cake, you can bake the lake

D  E            You can fake and shake and even break it

G  A  E       but you can't escape the fate of violent hate.

 

C  D  E    G  A  E   x2

 

C  D  E        When you put your hands deep into the dirt,

G  A  E       you'll feel the moisture that emanates from Earth.

C  D  E        When you wrap your hands around this living world,

G  A  E       you'll feel the beat from rocks that roll their worth.

C  D  E        When you place your hands upon the rocks that roll,

G  A  E       you'll feel them making sand that makes the soil.

D  E            When you look below and really know. 

D  E            When you look above and really Love.

D  E            You'll see it's all connected in the Earth.

 

C  D  E    G  A  E   x2

 

C  D  E        When you take the time to open up your hand,

G  A  E       you'll see a seed that's yearning for the land.

C  D  E        When you take the time to plant this living seed,

G  A  E       you'll see a tree that's waiting to be freed.

C  D  E        When you take the time to climb this mighty tree,

G  A  E       you'll see what it is like to really be.

D  E            When you look above and really Love. 

D  E            When you look below and really know.

G  A  E       You'll see it's all connected in the land.

 

C  D  E    G  A  E   x2

 

C  D  E        When you refuse to be part of bad news

G  A  E       When you chose to lose the lonesome blues

D  E            When you need to groove and make the move

D  E            Switch the fuse and find what's smooth

G  A  E       hear the tune and sweep the broom.

G  A  E       Hear the tune and sweep the broom.

 

C  D  E    G  A  E   x2

 

C  D  E        When you refuse to be part of bad news,

G  A  E       hear the tune and sweep the broom.