Forest Through the Trees

from by Cameron West

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Out on by the center
Watching cars go by
Or underneath the bridges
That we'd often take to hide
Sittin' 'round and smokin'
Like the good old days when
All we'd do is pass 'em by
Just loiter and confide

But now I've grown older, it seems
It don't bother you but the past it haunts my dreams
Been fillin' time with what I got inside
And closin' in on my final place to hide

So I am done enabling you
I am done enabling you
Your sanctimonious lectures once had fooled me
But now I'm too
Crippled by your cold ways
It's nothing like the old days
Perhaps, now, too rose-colored are these
Talks of what we've been through

'Cause now that you're older, you need
X-ray specs to see the forest through the trees
And when I'm around, you're always occupied
And closed again, strung out, solemn, and tongue-tied

Call me crazy,
It don't bother me anymore
I won't accept being
All the things that I once abhorred
So now...

Now that it's over, you see
Gone the days of takin' hits out of my dreams
So call me out, I'll never run and hide
I'll never hide
Yeah, I'll never hide
I'll never hide...


from Forest Through the Trees, released May 23, 2014



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Cameron West Red Hook, New York

Songwriter, keyboardist, and French horn player.

Page banner artwork by Samantha MacDonald.

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