It's Turtles All The Way Down

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lyrics

the
weight of the world on my
shoulders but hey someone's
back must be holding my
weight, and
though it seems hard to keep
standing this way i do
so on the shoulders of
giants. these
crumbling rocks are like
boulders to me but just
stones to a figure so
great, these
gods stand on turtles stacked
eternally all to-
-gether in constant re-
-liance. i

went to my father, up
high in his tower, i
asked him for some good ad-
-vice. i
went to my mother, deep
down in her flower, the
question beared asking it
twice. these
gears here said he turn the
hands of the clock and the
largest relies on the
smallest - the
forest said she's home to
many a tree and the
shortest is one with the
tallest. the

weight of the world on my
shoulders but hey someone's
back must be holding my
weight, and
though it seems hard to keep
standing this way i do
so on the shoulders of
giants. these
crumbling rocks are like
boulders to me but just
stones to a figure so
great, these
gods stand on turtles stacked
eternally all to-
-gether in constant re-
-liance. to
try to absorb this, the
son he was told to go
sit by the river and
pray. when i
dipped in my finger, the
water was cold and it
threatened to sweep me a-
-way.
still i laid down on the
smooth colored stones and i
felt the wind spiraling
down through my bones and the
sun in the leaves took a
silvery tone and you're
never alone, no you're never alone oh no!

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from Cosmic, released January 31, 2011

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Monrovia Purchase, New York

Monrovia is a folk/singer-songwriter/lofi project that forays into ambiance sometimes, started by Andrew Russell in Nutley, New Jersey in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, Monrovia released Cosmic, the first collection under the Monrovia name. Andrew writes and records the songs mostly in Nutley, where he grew up, or at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, New York, where he goes to school. ... more

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