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commissioned by Elly Hale (2012 SPM Auction)


Dandelion, dandelion
Young, yellow and green
Go, overrun the lawn,
Nod your heads in the breeze.

Dandelion, dandelion
You are not a weed
I planted you myself one morning
Quite intentionally

My darlings, I will tend to you
My darlings, you will grow
The fairest blossoms in my yard
And everyone will know

Dandelion, dandelion
Blow away the seeds
Blow out candles on a cake
Like the wind blows away the leaves

Dandelion, dandelion
The seeds fly across the earth
Candle smoke rises up, going past
The leaves rushing downwards

My darlings, I will send you out,
As I was never sent
And promise this place will always
Be a home where you can rest

So when you go into the wide, wide world
And people try to mow you down
Just remember where you grew
And remember who loves you
And remember who is so very proud.


from Demonstrations, released April 23, 2014


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LLYDIAN New Orleans, Louisiana

LLYDIAN is a new project from singer-songwriter Lauren Oglesby (The Light Set).

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