Plant Your Roots

by The Long Lost

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lyrics

Where I was born and raised
Is not where I am meant to be
I’m leaving Illinois,
Oh I’m headed toward the sea.

Pick up while I’ve still got time
My roots aren’t fully grown.
Anywhere I go, I know I’ll make it home.

Move the pin and thread, I keep driving straight ahead.
Crossing places off my map as I go through.
Driving way too late, motels on the interstate
Sweet Pacific, I’m coming home to you.

A change of scenery won’t mean the grass is twice as green.
Mountains don’t want to be a valley
Oceans don’t want to be a stream.

Go as far as you want
Take as long as you need.
Plant your roots, to grow, to be.

I made it to the desert, the air was warm and dry
Far from amber grains as the tumbleweeds blow by.
Got that peaceful, easy feeling that the Eagles promised me.
I’d love to stay, but i’m afraid I’m headed to the sea.

Move the pin and thread, I keep driving straight ahead.
Crossing places off my map as I go through.
Driving way too late, motels on the interstate.
Sweet Pacific. I’m coming home to you.

A change of scenery won’t mean the grass is twice as green.
Mountains don’t want to be a valley.
Oceans don’t want to be a stream.

Go as far as you want.
Take as long as you need.
Plant your roots, to grow, to be.

I get out of my car and feel the ocean breeze.
Walk into the water, my sins wash away from me.
Miles and miles away, I know not a thing has changed.
The scenery is different but I remain the same.

A change of scenery won’t mean the grass is twice as green.
Mountains don’t want to be a valley.
Rivers don’t want to be a stream.

Go as far as you want
Take as long as you need.
Plant your roots, to grow, to be. X2

Where I was born and raised is not where I am meant to be.
I’m leaving Illinois, Oh i’m headed toward the sea.
Pick up while I’ve still got time, my roots aren’t fully grown.
Anywhere I go, I know i’ll make it home.

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released May 18, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Katie Burke and Andi Avalos

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The Long Lost Chicago, Illinois

Female-fronted Americana group from Orland Park, IL. Made up of Katie Burke, 22, and Andi Avalos, 23, The Long Lost, puts their unique vocal style and storytelling front and center.

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