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Vines (5:19) © 2006 Jason Paul Johnston
Creeping around the corners, growing around the bends. It has no friends. No friends.
Cutting off all my systems, blocking the sun again. It never gives, only lends.

Vines, vines, shadowing vines with arms intertwined they cover all that they find.
They suck up the water cause I water them so, they grow and they grow and they grow.
They keep holding on until they are long dead, long after the ground, dries them instead
of giving to them, it now robs them of life, til they die and they die and they die.

Tapping upon my window, scratching on the glass so thin: They're closing in, closing in.
Stretching out their arms to heaven, branching out to root me in and my concern keeps deepening...

Wedging through every crevice, pulling apart the brick: They tend to stick, tend to stick
Crumbling out foundations, setting this house a tilt: Tearing down what's been built, tearing down all we build

And it lives and it breathes and it's choking out me
And it grows and expands and it takes over my land
As it sponges the moisture and dries up the ground
And it never gives up, no I'm never alone...
And it's green and it's life and it's bigger than I
But it reminds me I feel, it convinces me well
And it's shade from the sun, as long as it lives
Yes it is, yes it is, yes it is...


from Willows Motel, released July 14, 2009
With thanks for inspiration from James Dickey's Poem "Kudzu"
Banjo: Chris Coole


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Jason Paul Johnston Lexington, Kentucky

Jason is the son of a preacher from the Great White North (Canada) and a music teacher from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds. Jason released his first album "Willows Motel" in 2009. It was an americana inspired album of eleven originals and one old gospel tune. Jason is now working on a series of follow-up albums: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10 ... more

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