Blood of the Trees

from by James Kemp

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This song was modified slightly from a poem by a friend of mine. I put the original poem in the lyrics section.


The blood of the trees

on my hands.

The blood of the birds

on my hands.

The cry of the ocean

in my ears.

The croak of the rivers

in my ears.

The blood of a brother

on my hands.

The blood of the earth

on my hands.

The blessing of the trees

for my eyes.

The dance of the wind

in my hair.

The laugh of the sun

on my face.

The baptism of the ocean

over my body.

The blessing of the wide sky

for my soul.

The richness of the growing earth

between my toes.

The song of the birds

in my ears.

The blessing of her hand

in mine.

What grace is this?


from Hermit's January, released February 18, 2010
Lyrics by Jasmin Harrison



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James Kemp Melbourne, Australia

I'm a multi-instrumental musician currently living in Melbourne. I'm involved in several bands playing a variety of styles, but mostly enjoy writing my own "progressive acoustic folk metal". I particularly like making music that will take you on a journey, and help you explore the world. ... more

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