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Well I’m no stranger to the way that a hydrangea grows
And I love the foxglove, the daisy, and the rose
Astromaria, and marigold, and goldenseal
Valerian, and lavender, and other herbs that heal
Arugula, asparagus, artichokes, heirloom tomatoes
And tubers are a favorite, carrots, turnips, beets, potatoes
My thumbs have always been a lovely shade of chartreuse
And I’ve never had a hobby have quite so much use

As gardening
So stop your worrying
‘Cause I’ve been gathering
And I’ve been carrying
A few of every seed
To grow the things we need
Plants of every creed
From vine to tree and even weed

We’ve got to make things better ‘cause they never have been worse
So we’ll plant ourselves a garden even if it’s small at first
With care and cultivation and time and sun and rain
One day we’ll have an orchard and golden fields of grain
So let’s work the earth before us, stick our fingers in the ground
I’ll teach you how to garden as we make a joyous sound
‘Cause my thumbs have always been a lovely shade of chartreuse
And I’ve never had a talent have quite so much use

As gardening
So stop your worrying
‘Cause I’ve been gathering
And I’ve been carrying
A few of every seed
To grow the things we need
Plants of every creed
From vine to tree and even weed

Seeds, beans, and peas in pods and sheaths
Lift the soil with my hands and lay them underneath
Tubers, and corms, and bulbs, and rhizomes
I plant them in the earth where I make my home
Seed becomes sprout becomes bud becomes bloom
They reach for the sun and sleep under the moon
Plants to eat, plants to smoke, plants to simply admire
They grow day by day getting higher and higher

We will bask in the glory of our flower garden
And cast off whatever fears we ever had of starving
We will dance through the harvest of what we have grown
Our voices will rise as we reap what we’ve sown
We will save all the seeds of our every crop
And carry them on so the growth never stops
My thumbs have always been a glorious golden green
Now the garden is grown you can see what I mean

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from THE HUNTRESS & THE GARDENER, released July 10, 2016

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The Sweet Trade San Francisco, California

The Sweet Trade, comprised of frontperson Llano Blue on vocals and ukulele, and producer Sean Malroy on violin and everything else, have been carving out a niche for themselves performing throughout the Bay Area's queer and alternative scenes since 2009. Their two full length albums are brimming with rich arrangements and unusual song structures, literate lyrics and lush instrumentals. ... more

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