Very Good- Single

by The Olive Tree

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We wrote this song for the Great Vigil of Easter at Church of the Resurrection. The music and lyrics were inspired by the reading of Creation, namely Genesis 1-2, Psalms 19/104, and the Song of Songs:



early in that morning,
an alphabet of stars and constellations flung out like ink
and with one voice began to plead,
"look and read!"

the eloquence of sunshine
illuminated earth just like a scroll of salt and stone,
of freshest soil, of ocean foam

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good

rivers filled with laughter
watering the roots of heavy vines and dripping trees
who freely gave their offering,
"take and eat!"

springtime and harvest
beautified the banquet of the world with seed and leaf
Your open hands for all that breathes

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good

in the heat of the day
in the moonlit shade
communion with one breath was made
very good

through the lilies of the valley
I saw you and knew that we were one, but not the same
of bone and flesh, reflecting frames

we danced among the vineyards
the fragrance of your skin was honey sweet and dark like wine,
it flashed like fire the charge divine,
"unify, multiply!"

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good

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released May 10, 2017

Music and lyrics by Scott and Marissa Cunningham

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The Olive Tree

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: Very Good
early in that morning,
an alphabet of stars and constellations flung out like ink
and with one voice began to plead,
"look and read!"

the eloquence of sunshine
illuminated earth just like a scroll of salt and stone,
of freshest soil, of ocean foam

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good

rivers filled with laughter
watering the roots of heavy vines and dripping trees
who freely gave their offering,
"take and eat!"

springtime and harvest
beautified the banquet of the world with seed and leaf
Your open hands for all that breathes

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good

in the heat of the day
in the moonlit shade
communion with one breath was made
very good

through the lilies of the valley
I saw you and knew that we were one, but not the same
of bone and flesh, reflecting frames

we danced among the vineyards
the fragrance of your skin was honey sweet and dark like wine,
it flashed like fire the charge divine,
"unify, multiply!"

You speak one song, one Word
and we feel what is heard
the taste, the sound of a world that loves to tell,
very good