Diamonds To Coal

by I Am The Mountain

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When your heart is not whole, you can't live like you're full.

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My grandfather was weak
He was frail like a tree
400 years old
But still standing
As my grandmother watched
Her beloved unfold
She held her head high
Kept him warm in the cold
By the fire they watched
Each others eyes glare
With the love of a home
And the strength of a bear
But then one day it stopped
The looks with eyes shut
Her husband was gone
And she couldn't stand up

Like all we suspected
She was crushed and dejected
From life and all well being
And her heart was not whole

And when your heart is not whole
You can't live like you're full
Your eyes change from diamonds to coal
And when you've fallen to far
from all that you are
You get stuck in a forest filled with tar

My brother was fine
He had a wise mind
Faced all of his challenges
And finished in time
But he was faulted like others
As all who had brothers
Had a rage in his heart
When his plans fell under
He took it out on his loved ones
His mother was the one
Who would take all the blame
And attacks from her sons
Although she didn't deserve it
Worked so hard for her four kids
I hope she knows she was loved
More than a little bit

They both knew the truth
But it needed some proof
That their bond needed strength
And their strength needed roots.

And when your heart is not whole
You can't live like you're full
Your eyes change from diamonds to coal
And when you've fallen to far
from all that you are
You get stuck in a forest filled with tar

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released April 20, 2014

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Campfire Soul music being sung in and around Calgary, AB

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