Oak Tree

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I wrote this song a few years back in Big Sur. It came to me in a flash, the way the best ones always do. Not sure why I was chosen to sing it, but here I am. The oak trees seemed to have needed a voice for this soft message of co-dependence and the need for harmony between humans and nature.

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I'm a Live Oak tree
Birds build their home in me
Kids climb my branches to see
How I see

And I'm alive for the day
But I don't have much to say
A fire burns in me
I'm a Live Oak tree

(Chorus)
And she's my evergreen
I can feel her suffering
And I know that it's true
She takes away my pain
Over you

And I'm a fallin' oak tree
I feel by the axe of greed
They came and conquered me
I'm a fallin' tree

(Repeat Chorus)

And I'm a dying oak tree
I died so suddenly
My death brings falling leaves
I'm a dying tree
That's how I leave
I'm a dying tree
That's how I leave

credits

from The Lone Wolf, released September 9, 2011
LEVI STROM - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar,
Harmonica, Bass, Banjitar
JOHN THOMPSON - Drums
TIM RAMSEY - Pedal Steel
LAURIE KOST - Violin
TRACY CHESEBROUGH - Cello
JIM REYNOLDS - Backup Vocals
Andrew MacIver - Backup Vocals

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Levi Strom Big Sur, California

Oregon native Levi Strom has coined the term, “surf country”, to describe his blend of American roots music and West Coast surf culture. It’s also the title of his new record due out this summer on Vow Records. A mash of driving acoustic guitar, lush back up harmonies, and Levi's slightly off-key, heartfelt vocals make "Surf Country" a must download for summer 2013. ... more

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