The Lumberjack

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When I came to my senses I realized that you
Would never understand those words that I said too soon
I laid there wide awake because I couldn't wait
I was afraid that it would, it would soon be too late

Oh, what a day it was
I was reborn inside of a

I went a tramping through the woods like a lumberjack
Hoping to cut me down a tree and then drag it back
But when I saw her standing in the middle of the old growth pines
I found my saw and ax both as dull as butter knives

Oh, what a day it was
I was reborn inside of a
Twenty-four hour moment
The whole world was new, sitting across from you

Maybe I'll try again or maybe I'll let it go
Maybe I'll carve and whittle 'til you stop saying no


from Wives' Tales, released June 8, 2017



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