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May 26

Leaves Always Turn Green (new demo!) - Mercy Bell

This song I wrote inspired by my friends Mike & Tiffany Sanders who requested a song about “hope”. :)


Sittin in an airport bar I’m
drinking the thousand miles between us
ain’t nothin’ a beer
can’t solve.

A one way ticket
to some money I know I need it
but it’s a life that ain’t worth living
it ain’t nothin to sing about.

The man beside me
sees me sad
asks if I need a friend.
He pulls up a chair
and buys him drink
says “I got an ear to bend.”

“Don’t you worry
Ain’t nothin’s worth your worry
the sparrows keep returnin’
from Mexico each year.

Keep on keepin’
your eyes on that horizon,
in my 60 years of livin’
the leaves always turn green.”

Says “I’ve fought my
share of battles
cancer, drugs, and cheaters
they’re devils in disguise.

But the sun comes up, and the sky is blue
Beatles songs sound just as new
if you can only manage to keep alive.

And I know it seems
like there ain’t no tomorrow
and hope is in a drought.
but you’ll be surprised
if you open your eyes
things to sing about.”


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