Grow Yourself

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Well I hope whatever gripped you
Gets distracted and forgets you
It forgets the place it left you
And finds something else to eat

Because your leaves are full in summer
And the truth is not enough for you
Your roots could do with water
For your phylum and your phloem

Grow yourself in times of tears
Let the soil below receive your blessed tears
Grow yourself so many leaves
In the shadows, growing takes years

When I met you, you were blooming
In the window, All illumined
But the florist gods, they moved you
To a place that has deprived you

Where you must compete for sunlight
with the brambles and the grape vine
Winding through you and beneath you
Your roots could do with water

Grow yourself in times of tears
Let the soil below receive your blessed tears
Grow yourself so many leaves
In the shadows, growing takes years

When I met you you were blooming
And the petals lightly falling
But the florist gods, they moved you
To a place that has deprived you

And I can't see what your plan is
And my can is out of water
And I can't play Rick Moranis
In the little shop of horrors

Grow yourself in times of tears
Let the soil below receive your blessed tears
Grow yourself so many leaves
In the shadows, growing takes years

credits

from The Grow Yourself EP, released May 15, 2014
John Mac Naeidhe: Lead Vocal, Piano
Christopher Barry: Guitar
Thomas Mulrooney: Double Bass
David Blaney: Drums, Backing Vocal
Ali Byrne: Backing Vocal
Christophe Capewell: Violin

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Ain't Saint John Dublin, Ireland

Ain't Saint John is Irish singer / songwriter and piano player John Mac Naeidhe. His music has been described as "a nice blend of Americana and folk music with glimpses of Elliot Smith and Bill Callahan"(John Barker, 98FM). His debut release, The Grow Yourself EP features 6 songs recorded with a full band in December 2013 in Dublin. It will soon be available on 12" Vinyl and CD. ... more

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