Family Tree

from by Orion Freeman

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(Verse 1)
Times, they were hard
No work, no food, no tomorrow
Rules he had to follow lest Mother lose her cool
He was bright, he learned fast
Learned invisible was best
Loneliness was no match for the bruises on his back

He was eighteen when freedom’s bell did ring
The country’s bravest souls had been called to save the day
What he saw, some say, a man carries into his grave
Have mercy on the soul that cashes in that hell to pay

(Verse 2)
She ran to the store to buy them all some more
Bread and eggs and milk and cheese to feed the other four
She ran fast, knowing that his patience wouldn’t last
That all the pain and all the ghosts outran his past

She walked through the door
Eyes like shadows on the floor
Familiar scents of smoke and rage clinging to her clothes
Fist meets face, purple and red he paints
The black and white tv says THANK JESUS WE’VE BEEN SAVED

(Verse 3)
The day he was born was like no day that came before
All the love that she had never had flowed from the boy
But time, it went
And the love it didn’t last
It couldn’t fill the holes that had been dug up by the past

So on and on it went, the boy a mirror of the tears unwept
An afternoon sunset, another day wasted like the rest
He spent his life a moth to flickering light
“Excuse me Miss, how bout a kiss, salvation for the night.”

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from Morning Son, released April 24, 2017

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Orion Freeman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to allow your soul to shine...

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