Ode to the Earth (SONG)
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Author: Chris Colwell
(CHORUS)

DRAIN ME DRY
TAKE MY LIFE
UNTIL I'M PART OF YOU
I HAVE NOTHING LEFT
TO GIVE TO YOU MY LOVE


ODE TO THE EARTH
SINCE BIRTH YOU WERE THERE FOR ME
EVERY BREATHE IS A SIGN
THAT YOU CARE FOR ME
ONLY IN DEATH WILL YOU GET
WHAT I'M WORTH
HEY HEY YO ODE TO THE EARTH

I OWE YOU YOU OWN ME
IT'S TRUE YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE EVER
WHO'S KNOWN ME
AND STILL YOU KEEP SHOWING ME
LOVE WITHOUT PUSH OR A SHOVE
ONLY SHINE FROM ABOVE
YO HO ODE TO THE EARTH

I FELL AND YOU CARRIED ME
EVEN THE SCARY ME
OPENLY SHARED WHEN ALL OTHERS
WOULD BURY ME
ALWAYS STAY NEAR TO ME
EVERY DAY HEY HEY YO
ODE TO THE EARTH

I LOOK IN THE SKY
FEELING SUN SHINING DOWN
TO REVEAL THE WHY AND THE HOW
OF YOUR POWER SEE
EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE GIVING
FOR FREE FEEDING ME
ODE TO THE EARTH



(CHORUS)


HOW CAN WE SEE
THROUGH A SEA OF DEBREE
WHEN TO BE IS A DEED IN ITSELF
BREEDING OFF WEALTH
DEPLETING HEALTH
DEFEATING SELF
TO THIS I AGREE
STARTING WITH ME

WHY DID I LIVE THROUGH THIS
WHY AM I GIVEN A GIFT
TO FEEL BLISSFULNESS
HOW AM I DRIVEN
IN LIFE IS IT HIT OR MISS
SO MUCH INDIFFERENCE
INFAMOUS MISCHEIVOUS
HOW WILL IT END

ONLY WHEN GONE
DO WE START RECOGNIZING
THE WRONG AND HOW LONG
WE'VE BEEN RISING YET
ONLY TO FALL ANALYZING
THAT ALL WE'VE BEEN THROUGH
ISN'T RISING AT ALL

DISGUISING IS ONE WAY TO CALL IT
A STALLING OF HEART
AND OF MIND IS APPALLING
HAULING A VAULT
FULL OF SELFISHNESS
WHAT KIND OF WEALTH IS THIS
GRATEFULLY LIFE IS NOT SELFISH
ODE TO THE EARTH


(CHORUS)


ALL OF MY WRONGS I CAN
NEVER MAKE RIGHT
ARE MY SONGS
THAT I HOPE WILL TAKE FLIGHT
THROUGH THE SCARIEST NIGHT
OR THE LONELIEST DAY
ALL FOR YOU
IS THIS SONG THAT I PLAY
THIS SONG THAT I SING
OH DEATH LET IT RING
CUZ IN LIFE IT JUST ISN'T ENOUGH
SO IT SEEMS
A STRUGGLE OR STRIFE
IS WHAT'S NECESSARY
TO BE FREE DRAINING ME
AS I BLEED FOR YOU
ODE TO THE EARTH