The Leafy Song

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The Leafy Song

Once I was a leaf I was a happy leaf
I was bright and green
Hanging with the squirrellies, flirting with the birdies,
And waving at the kids on the street

I was a happy leaf, bright and green …

Then something happened, started taking for granted
The daily grind of happy things
I curse the day I ever craved a fine adventure
And shook myself loose of that tree

‘Cause now, a not so happy leaf, not so bright and green
Turning with each breeze, a not so happy leaf

Learning about tumbling down, learning about hitting the ground …

There’ve been wild nights on fleeting gusts of raging joy
And there’s been flying high like when a girl true loves a boy
But mostly it’s dirt and concrete …

And you’re the North wind blowing home, sing my darling surf the storm
There’s no better way to go Than with the North wind blowing home …

©2002 Richard Bates (Miss New Orleans Music, ASCAP)


from To Skyward, released October 1, 2010
David Madaffari - Drums
Peter Lambousy - Bass
Richard Bates – Guitar, Singing, & Songwriting

Additionally featuring:
David Torkanowsky on B53

© 2010 Miss New Orleans Music (ASCAP), 1800 Elise Ave. Metairie, LA 70003



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the hons New Orleans, Louisiana

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