Another human birth

by Dan Sherrill

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Portland Or. singer songwriter - self produced, recorded, played, sang, and loved :)

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released August 18, 2011

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Track Name: I was born
i was born in the rivers
i was born in the sea
nobody's gonna take my love away from me.

i was raised in the mountains
i sprouted the cliffs
my roots go deep, oh i am sure of this.

i was born in the desert
i made a statue in the sun
i carved a stone for you my love my friends my everyone.

i was born in the lakes
i had an angel for a friend
when i leave we may cry
but, ill see her again.

i was born in the valleys
in a cup formed by her hands
i drank her river's water
now my death i understand.
Track Name: As a tree
i had a dream that i died, but didn’t feel the fear of giving up. i fell fifty feet from an old red oak, all the branches broke when lightning struck. i sank into the ground and swam with the rocks and the bones of the birds left before. me, I couldn’t be happier then, i had learned what i was living for. with no air to breathe i tried for the surface, but the weight of the rocks held my arms in their mercy. so i mustered all the strength that i’d ever had and i yelled out for help, hoping that someone would pass. a woman came and dug me outta the earth, she said you’re too old for another human birth. She put me back in the ground and i grew as a tree, in the pouring rain, nothing bothers me. i lost my voice and i lost my clothes like a child i knew i never had a need for those, my arms grew wide and my feet dug in, i offered shade and shelter to all my friends. then the rain froze and i was asleep so i took a deep breathe to save my energy. but when i awoke, all my leaves were gone, i tried not to panic, as if nothing’s wrong. from the south a heavy swirling wind lifted me off of the ground somewhere id never been and i felt like i was a king, my trunk had dissolved and my frozen branches turned to wings, with the power of flight, my eyes did see all the miracles of everybody everywhere and everything. like a fertile plain, or the month of may, everything is sane, and i cannot complain.
Track Name: Mrs Henry
go to sleep mrs henry ive been losin my mind...

down the street mrs henry the kids are breakin the rules...
you'll send them back to school

go to sleep mrs henry ive been losin my mind...

whatever happens mrs henry i know youll understand...its written on my hand
Track Name: King size bed
father you don't need to worry
im tired and i cannot wait to dream
mother she waits in your king size bed
won't you tell her you love her for me

brother sleeps with the stars tonight
the desert it will cover him in peace
his friends are his loved ones his family
can barely hear him speak

me i live in a city
of concrete and glass and brick
everytime i leave the city
it amazes me

i hope my family forgives me
i hope i can forgive them too
for all of the silly and selfish things
we don't mean to do
Track Name: 5 in the morning (guitar)
i was a rock slide the other day
i thought id call you to tell you how i felt
and how i feel today

i saw a raven, as black as night
i thought id call you to tell you how i felt
and how i feel tonight.

its a big world and i am a big man
its a small world and i am a small man

i am the fire i have in me
i am the life, the love, the fear, and the freedom
i am all of these things

i am a son, i am a second born
i am a firework, awake at 5 in the morning
the first day of my life

its a big world and i am a big man
its a small world and i am a small man

i see myself when i look in your eyes
i can feel my hands for the very first time
oh the world when we're in love

now i have a dream of cleaner skies
where my friends and i, we can spend our lives
where we can spend our time
Track Name: 5 in the morning (banjo)
i was a rock slide the other day
i thought id call you to tell you how i felt
and how i feel today

i saw a raven, as black as night
i thought id call you to tell you how i felt
and how i feel tonight.

its a big world and i am a big man
its a small world and i am a small man

i am the fire i have in me
i am the life, the love, the fear, and the freedom
i am all of these things

i am a son, i am a second born
i am a firework, awake at 5 in the morning
the first day of my life

its a big world and i am a big man
its a small world and i am a small man

i see myself when i look in your eyes
i can feel my hands for the very first time
oh the world when we're in love

now i have a dream of cleaner skies
where my friends and i, we can spend our lives
where we can spend our time