Candi Carpenter – Dirt Around the Tree Lyrics

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Candi Carpenter Dirt Around the Tree ft. Brandi Carlile Lyrics

Dirt Around the Tree Lyrics

 

Lyrics for “Dirt Around the Tree” by Candi Carpenter & Brandi Carlile

 

I was born in the fall
The season when everything is dying
We must know what we’re in for
That’s why we come into this world crying

 

My mother always told me life’s not fair
That’s probably why I ran away
I don’t think that I felt safe at home
And I don’t think that’s ever gonna change
Tell me, what’s at the root of all my guilt and
anger
What’s in the dirt around the tree
Heartbreak runs in the family
That’s why I’m still running from me

 

I read that trauma is genetic
Who was the first to hand it down
Was it my Grandpa or his father
You can’t ask someone who ain’t around

 

Tell me, what’s at the root of all my guilt and
anger
What’s in the dirt around the tree
Heartbreak runs in the family
That’s why I’m still running from me

 

I wanna be more than a lost little girl
I’m gonna grow up someday
Maybe I’ll plant another family tree
Somewhere far far away

 

Far from the root of my all guilt and anger
The blood in the dirt and on the leaves
Tell me what’s at the root of all my guilt and
anger
Am I who I’m supposed to be
Heartbreak runs in the family
That’s why I’m still running from me
Heartbreak runs in the family
Why am I still running from me

 

 

 

Credits

Song title: Dirt Around the Tree (feat. Brandi Carlile)

Performed by: Brandi Carlile and Candi Carpenter

Written by: Alden Witt, Amanda McCoy, Candi Carpenter and Jake Clayton

Produced by: Brandi Carlile

Source: CTK Records