Giving Trees

from by Julie Neumark

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This is a song about growing up. The terror that you feel the first moment you realize that you are ultimately alone in this lifetime and the peace and calm that follows. I have so much gratitude for those who have walked along side and sometimes carried me through this journey.

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ONCE UPON A TIME I DARED TO DREAM A DREAM
MY CHILDHOOD EYES COULD ONLY SEE
LIGHT AND POSSIBILITY
A COLD VOICE TOLD ME, “NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY”
BUT I AM DEAF TO WHAT THEY SAY
I KNOW I’LL FIND MY WAY

SUPERFICIAL PLEASANTRIES
KEEP ON KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
TAKE ME OUT AT THE KNEES
BUT I GET UP FOR MORE (AND NOW I’M)

STANDING ALONE
LOOKING AROUND AND WHAT DO I SEE?
THERE’S NO ONE HERE BUT ME
IN A BARREN FIELD OF GIVING TREES

I’M STACKING STONES
TAKING COVER FROM MYSELF
I’LL BUILD A WALL
TO KEEP OUT EVERYBODY ELSE
WILL ANYBODY NOTICE?

WHEN I CRACK
AND THE WALL COMES CRASHING DOWN
PIECES OF MY HEART
WILL BE FOUND
LIKE WRECKAGE IN THE OCEAN

SUPERFICIAL PLEASANTRIES
KEEP ON KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
TAKE ME OUT AT THE KNEES
BUT I GET UP FOR MORE (AND NOW I’M)

STANDING ALONE
LOOKING AROUND AND WHAT DO I SEE?
THERE’S NO ONE HERE BUT ME
I'M STANDING ALONE
LOOKING AROUND AND WHAT DO I SEE?
THE GIRL I USED TO BE
IN A BARREN FIELD OF GIVING TREES

CRAWL UP INSIDE
STAY A WHILE
I DON’T WANT TO OPEN MY EYES

BECAUSE I'M STANDING ALONE
LOOKING AROUND AND WHAT DO I SEE?
THE GIRL I USED TO BE
I'M STANDING ALONE
LOOKING AROUND AND WHAT DO I SEE?
THERE’S NO ONE HERE BUT ME
IN A BARREN FIELD OF GIVING TREES

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from Giving Trees, released March 1, 2016
Written by Julie Neumark
Vocal Sound Engineer - Pete Orlanski
All instruments played, arranged and mixed by James Benedict Thomas
Produced by James Benedict Thomas and Julie Neumark
Mastered by Jan Eliasson

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Julie Neumark Los Angeles, California

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, Neumark moved to LA to pursue an acting career but her love of music soon won out. After the release of her Roots Rock/Alt-Country "Dimestore Halo" (Lonesome Day Records), she followed the demand of her fans in the Southwestern United States and in Europe (Hyena Records) where she has toured twice in The Netherlands as the support act for Beth Hart (“LA Song”) ... more

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