james lee stanley

james lee stanley

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Folk - Contemporary | los angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 262   
Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

a meditation on what life is about; forgiveness, celebration of life, and acceptance.

Story Behind the Song

written upon the passing of my mother


it was a season of transition,
it was a season of true loss
and the eternal contradiction between the spring and winter's frost,
it was the time before renewal
you can't remember what life's worth,
there was denial and refusal and finally rebirth,

let the tree fall, let the river flow
and when the time comes...

you change the things you have the strength to.
accept whatever you cannot
and then you pray to know the difference,
and you give it all you've got
and when the wheel has come full circle around these days and nights sublime,
then it would serve us to remember
all things must come and go in time,

so let the tree fall
let the river flow
and when the time comes
you just let go

you cannot stop a raging river or the tides that ebb and flow,
but if you reach down deep inside your heart you'll find the strength to just let go...
and let the tree fall

it wasn't just the things she taught me
it was the way her life was lived
it was the sacred joy she carried into everything she did
and i remember what she told me about these seasons that we live,
she said that love is all that matters and in the end
you must forgive

and let the tree fall...

words and music by james lee stanley, @2004 the real james lee stanley musci, sesac

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, New Age - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Sorrow, Existence

Similar Artists
Phil Collins, Jack Johnson
2000 and later

Lyric Credits james lee stanley
Music Credits james lee stanley
Producer Credits james lee stanley
Publisher Credits the real james lee stanley music, sesac
Performance Credits james lee stanley
Label Credits beachwood recordings