Rootless

from by Shelley Smith

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I met you at 14
& I left you at 19
it was the hardest thing i'd ever do (or ever done)

I couldn't stand it at the time
Between the shards of what was yours and what was mine
In the space of that almost crash

More pain and heartache than i could take at such a tender age

Oh everytime I find my feet
& feel solid on the ground
The earth is pulled from underneath
& I'm rootless, rootless yeah
Everytime I fall & fall
Too uncautious to halt
Instead of earth, soft & warm
I'm rootless, rootless yeah
(To a fault)

I met you at 19
And thought you were the one
In a year we parted ways, oh

You left me reeling & confused
Tossed aside & abused
& burned up by the sun

Pulled up by the roots, just like the other ones

Oh everytime I find my feet
& feel solid on the ground
The earth is pulled from underneath
& I'm rootless, rootless yeah
Everytime I fall & fall
Too uncautious to halt
Instead of earth, soft & warm
I'm rootless, rootless yeah
(To a fault)

Will I meet you at 23?
Wait for you plant your feet?
In the garden of my heart (at the start)

Or should I pour concrete
So nothin/nothin/nothing could ever grow
Never open up my soul

So i'd never be a sinner in a sinners bed

Oh everytime I find my feet
& feel solid on the ground
The earth is pulled from underneath
& I'm rootless, rootless yeah
Everytime I fall & fall
Too uncautious to halt
Instead of earth, soft & warm
I'm rootless, rootless yeah

Everytime I fall & fall
Too uncautious to halt
Instead of earth, soft & warm

I'm rootless, rootless yeah x4
(To a fault)

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from Small Songs, released September 6, 2016

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