The Root Will Split The Rock

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lyrics

Build on straight lines and lay out grids
Right angles, no tangles, no sediment
Order to chaos, light where it’s dark
Planning and zoning, with public parks

Subdivide, make it bona fide
Concrete slabs, and bromides
Steel frames, pumps and oil pipelines
Cut out the meander to save time

The root will split the rock
Cut out the meander to save time
The root will split the rock
Cut out the meander to save time

Laws of nature versus laws of man
Rippling out again and again

A squandered war so absurdly seen
In eroding coasts and rising seas

The die is most certainly cast
For all of us even those who can grasp

That strangle vines will break open the locks
The root will one day split the rock

The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock

If it’s dominion over harmony
Decadence over parsimony
Why such shock and dread
When the storms rear uglier heads?


The die is most certainly cast
For all of us even those who can grasp

The prisoner of war will break free of the stocks
The root will one day split the rock

The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock
The root will split the rock

credits

from Groanbox, released July 7, 2015
Oscar Cainer: background vocal

Paul Clifford: percussion, trombone, background vocal
Cory Seznec: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, nylon-string banjo, harmonica, fiddle, lead vocal
Michael Ward-Bergeman: accordion, percussion, background vocal

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Groanbox New Orleans, Louisiana

At first glance a roots band steeped in the traditions of American music, they play with all the guts of rock and roll and all the soul of the wandering troubadour. But somewhere along the way, that troubadour turned from his path and set sail from the melting pot of New Orleans to begin a journey that would take their sound to new, unchartered territories with influences from around the world. ... more

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