From the album Down That Road

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Green – vocals, acoustic guitar
Anna Root Musco – harmony vocal
Ben Wisch – harmonium
Paul Van Wageningen – drums
Rich Girard – acoustic bass
Michaelle Goerlitz – shakers, tambourine, rebolo
Evelie Posch – harmony vocal

Lyrics

Lavender Bowers (To the Developers)

Cloud dancing was never enough
You came down to paint lines on the earth
I took to the forest to avoid your square fields
And talked with the fairies and elves

They told me things that you wouldn’t understand
How you couldn’t see past the roads of your plans
Now the elves, they are dying
And the fairies are flying away

I couldn’t stay in the forest with the wee ones all gone
So I traded my wilderness for a weedy brown lawn

Now I zigzag down your blacktop grids
Looking for life in the flowers
I plant as many as I can
Turning dead earth into lavender bowers
Turning away from your skyscraping towers
Turning dead earth into lavender bowers

I couldn’t stay in the forest with the wee ones all gone
So I traded my wilderness for a telephone wire dawn

I’m inviting them back with my stones
Blossoms and images of their kin
Small little tools I’ve collected for hope
And arranged in the box I now live in

(Philippian prayer…
Come fairies, come elves
Come nature spirits, come all of you, come…)

Cause I couldn’t stay in the forest with the wee ones all gone
So I traded my wilderness for
Turning dead earth into lavender bowers
Hoping they’ll dance in these colorful towers
Turning dead earth into lavender bowers