Arbor Day

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lyrics

I was just a four-year-old boy
when I planted my first tree
in the backyard on Arbor Day

And year after year I watched
that oak climb up and up
and up and up to the stars

I don't remember saying goodbye
but I kept a leaf inside the back page
of my favorite book

I finally came back so many years have passed
I wondered if I would ever see
my long lost friend

I snuck around to the backyard
there she was, so much taller
right where I remember planting her

She was wealthy and strong, full of green leaves
home to the birds and abundant things
it's good it's good to be here again

She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you

(She said)
I grew toward the light beams
while you played and laughed and danced, in orbit
in circles around my feet

You watered me with rubber hoses
worried when the ground was frozen
and napped in the shade beneath my arms

While I aimed toward the clouds
you've grown up tall, my gray-haired man
my long lost friend

She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you
She said, I remember you

So I threw down my traveling things
I whispered some private things
and I hugged my tree with all my might

I said, I remember you
I said, I remember you
I said, I remember you

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from Fire and Steam, releases June 1, 2017

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Songwriter Simeon "Simon" Peebler lives in Chicago and he won't stop writing songs.

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