Song for Joyce Kilmer

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about

"Song for Joyce Kilmer" was inspired by the Joyce Kilmer poem "Trees" which I had to memorize in grade school. The poem begins with the following line: "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree." Steeped in tree-centric nostalgia, I also began to think of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree. The result is the first person narrative of a tree that watches the world change around her as she is left behind and eventually cut down.
~ Kim

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Ⓟ © 2015 Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

Song for Joyce Kilmer (lyrics)

You used to think that you’d never see
A poem as lovely as me
You climbed in my arms and I held you quietly
Until it got dark and you had to leave

You’d see me often and tell me your dreams
That you’d move away and see other things
But you promised to visit and see how I was
But time changed things, it always does

Don’t cut me down
Don’t sell me out
Don’t cut me down
I’m still alive

My friends all got taken but I managed to stay
Until I got in the way
You walked by as they poked and they prodded me
But turned and walked off when friends called you away

Don’t cut me down
Don’t sell me out
Don’t cut me down
I’m still alive

Today is the day and there is a crowd
I’m the last one standing here now
I see that you’re there with your eyes pointed down
I lose sight of your face as I hit the ground

You cut me down
You sold me out
You cut me down
But you’re still alive

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from Treelines and Skylines, released September 29, 2015
Kim Dicso - lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Sue Cag - electric guitar, bass guitar, drums

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Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll. ... more

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