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Big Old Oak Tree

from Your Roots Still Run Deep by Dan Gooch

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Big Old Oak Tree

Big old oak tree, why’d have to you lay down and die?
Big old oak tree, I feared there’d come a time.
The shade you gave us now has gone and that I cannot deny.

But your roots still run deep
Long since your branches have gone
Acorns you scattered now have grown
Your roots have kept our soil strong, big old oak tree.

Big old boulder, why’d you have to go and keel over?
Big old boulder, where am I gonna rest my shoulder?
Now that you have gone and crumbled, I will have to find some closure.

Well the wind it, whips, the water wears
So cruel is every element
Yes you were like a rock
But time does not relent, big old boulder.

Big old oak tree, seems tall trees are layin’ down
Big old oak tree, we thought you’d always be around
All that you were is up to us to raise from the gound.


from Your Roots Still Run Deep, released October 17, 2013


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Dan Gooch Toronto, Ontario

Trumpet player Dan Gooch always found it a shame that he couldn’t sing when he played his instrument. Now singer-songwriter Dan Gooch has a hard time deciding what to play while he sings. Sometimes he still wishes it was the trumpet.

Dan Gooch is a multi-instrumentalist who is based out of Toronto's Junction neighbourhood.
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