Worth the Weight

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The window and the wood frame your frame
Thinking things only a kid can
You’re six years old, but someday
You’ll be standing where I am
More of a man
More you won’t understand

You will wonder if it’s worth the weight
The worry that wears you down
Half your life spent figuring out
How to make the other half count
And you can count, on asking yourself
If what you’re doing is enough
If you’re anything like me
When you grow up

Scattered puzzle on the table
Big picture starting to take shape
Every piece has a place to fall
But you’ve got mistakes to make
You’re green enough to bend
Pure enough to break

You will wonder if it’s worth the weight
The worry that wears you down
Half your life spent figuring out
How to make the other half count
And you can count, on asking yourself
If what you’re doing is enough
If you’re anything like me
When you grow up

You will question the fight
And how it is won
You will fight the question
Of whether it can be done
But keep kind all that rises
From your chest to your tongue
Don’t ever let your words
Undo the work you’ve done

Sunlight through the kitchen window
Your shadow stands up taller than you
I’m 36 years old, but someday
I will stand up taller too
If all the talk I talk
Is something I can live up to

I still wonder if it’s worth the weight
The worry that wears me down
I’m still figuring out
How to make it all count
And I can count, on asking myself
If what I’m doing is too much
To let you be who you want to be
When you grow up

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from Honest, released May 3, 2019

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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. "Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. ... more

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