Woodpeckers

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The story of what happened the day after my Mum passed away as I read an email from my sister who was with her at the time. A gift. The tree surgeons arrived the following day.

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WOODPECKERS

The rangers arrived
And had no choice but to take it away
Returning with their ropes and saws
To open up the sky

The cherry had for many years
Rained blossom down among the flowers
But it was strangling the culvert
Which led to its final hour

There were two woodpeckers staring in at me
On the two main branches of the soon to be taken tree
The tree had been condemned
Its roots had breached the drain
Yet there were two woodpeckers staring in at me

The lady of our house had spirited herself away
Like the gentleman who left us near twenty years before.
No sightings on the trees round here back then
They were hammering in the woods but very rarely seen

There were two woodpeckers staring in at me
On the two main branches of the soon to be taken tree
The tree had been condemned
Its roots had breached the drain
Yet there were two woodpeckers staring in at me

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from Inheritance, released October 18, 2019
John Reed: vocals, acoustic guitar, cittern
Ali Karim Esmaail: production

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John Reed Manchester, UK

John is a Blackpool born singer-songwriter from Greater Manchester whose songs cover themes of social injustice, environment, politics, and life.

That said, John's latest album #Inheritance is about #Ancestry #Family #Love #Environment and #Peace

Working in collaboration with other musicians and backing band The Folded Arms, John delivers powerful and thought provoking live shows.
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