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by The Olive Tree

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released March 12, 2013

Written and performed by Ben and Scott Cunningham, recorded in Beverly House Studios, Chicago, Illinois, and Cadiz Studios, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Meet the collaborative songwriting effort of two brothers. Currently based out of New Orleans and Chicago, Ben and Scott Cunningham grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. They love alt-country, the key of G, acoustic guitars, fishing, Jesus, and the world he created. For the past six years running, together they write and record songs about these things, calling this effort The Olive Tree. ... more

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Track Name: For Eddie
Eddie you were right
the Lord will choose
with the lions and lambs, and fated laststands
with the greed and the booze
just so I could see the turn in the road, I put a blindfold on
Oh Ed, sweet Ed, I know what you said
I’ll pass it along

Samuel’s sons didn’t cut it
so we made our plea
we filled up the square, both the wheat and the tares
and we demanded a king
we were cool with his counsel, we dealt with his titles, long as he didn’t thirst
but he pointed and said, “you all too must die,”
so we killed him first

Oh go ahead you can call it
what painted you grey?
but give your weary spirit a break when you got more to say

Babe I read it again
found my spot in the airport bar
recounting the years of you turning my gears
you opened everything barred
I was hot in pursuit of some romantic truth, to take flight with a word so tired
okay, okay, on the ground love will stay
if it don't cost a dime

Oh go on ahead you can call it
what painted you grey?
but give your weary spirit a break when you, got more to say.

Traveling home from exile
how the oil runs down the robe
build a tower of smooth stones on the river bed

I was stuck in a third temple trance
but not done making deals
when I saw an angel with calloused hands
bolting down seven seals
I cried, “now what can we do, if none can open the scroll?”
then he stood up and said, “this is mercy my friend,
for all who’ve tried before”

Oh go on ahead you can call it
what painted you grey?
but give your weary spirit a break when you, got more to say.