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ROOTS AND BRANCHES
© 2 0 1 8 Gerard Estella

BETH WAS BORN UNDER A VIRGINIA SKY
SMALL TOWN GIRL BACK IN '49
DAUGHTER TO A COAL MINER'S DREAMS

SHE SPENT ALL HER YEARS WITHIN THAT COUNTY
MADE IT TO THE STATE LINE, ONCE MAYBE
ALL SHE NEEDED WAS WITHIN HER REACH

WHEREVER YOUR BODY GOES
YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS KNOW
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE

THE BEST OF EARTH COMBING
JUST LIKE A DEEP RED WINE
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE

MARY WAS THE WILD ONE, SHE CAME LAST
SKIPPED TOWN AT 18 FAST
A GYPSY SPIRIT READY TO EXPLORE

20 IN NEW YORK, 25 IN BERLIN
YEARS OF LIVING LIKE A UNITED NATIONS
BETH KEPT TRACK WITH HER STAMP COLLECTION

WHEREVER YOUR BODY GOES
YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS KNOW
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE

THE BEST OF EARTH COMBINED
JUST LIKE A DEEP RED WINE
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE

MARY FINALLY CAME BACK TO HER HOMETOWN
SETTLED THE ESTATE, AND BETH IN HALLOWED GROUND

SHE SHOWED HER DAUGHTER WHERE SHE HAD GROWN
THE SAME HOUSE WHERE HER MOTHER WAS BORN
A PIECE OF WHICH THEY'D NOW TAKE HOME

WHEREVER YOU BODY GOES
YOUR HEART WILL ALWAYS KNOW
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAILY TREE

THE BEST OF EARTH COMBINED
JUST LIKE A DEEP RED WINE
ROOTS AND BRANCHES
​THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE

ROOTS AND BRANCHES
THEY MAKE A FAMILY TREE