Old Pine

Steady as the Stars

“We stood, steady as the stars in the woods, so happy hearted & the warmth rang true inside these bones.”

– Ben Howard (Old Pine)

“Old Pine”

Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
I’ve come to know that memories
Were the best things you ever had
The summer shone beat down on bony backs
So far from home where the ocean stood
Down dust and pine cone tracks

We slept like dogs down by the fire side
Awoke to the fog all around us
The boom of summer time

We stood
Steady as the stars in the woods
So happy-hearted
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
As the old pine fell we sang
Just to bless the morning.

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