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Robyn Landis — Tucson Folk Festival, 2013   Leave a comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Robyn Landis — Photos and video by kenne

There were many excellent performers at this year’s Tucson Folk Festival and one returning for the 9th year was Robyn Landis. This award-winning songwriter is a New York native who moved to Tucson from Seattle in 2010. Her songs are very poetic and easy to connect. I love the words to this song — Roots, by Robyn Landis.

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Give me the soil
give me the rain
give me the wide open plain
give me sky and the deep down below

Give me the food give me the sun
make me the favorite one
and I’ll show you how much we can grow

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
rising up, digging down
in the rich sweet ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you

Give me the space
give me the light
give me the timing  just right
I’ll bloom colors that you’ve never seen

Sing songs of nourishing sound
keep flower friends all around
glossy leaves shading me with their green

Give me the very best care
Grow us a family to share
Build a high earthen bed for our dreams

Add all the love you can spare
keep it all out in the air
and allow it to bend in the breeze

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
reaching up, spreading down
in the soft damp ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you

Give me the seed
give me the start
give me a tender with heart
and I’ll blossom for spring after spring

Keep me protected and warm
in the occasional storm
and we’ll weather whatever they bring

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
bursting up, seeking down
through the endless ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you

I will be sharing more photos and videos from the Festival on this blog in future postings — Enjoy!

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