Two Hands

from by Caela Butt

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i've got two hands, one's for building one's for caring
i've got two feet, one is wild one is wary
i've got to escape this place, i've got to make it soon
i need to lie on cold hard ground, i need to howl at the moon
i've got two knees to crash down on when i fall
i've got two ashy elbows to push my way through it all
i'm gunna learn the hard way so i won't ever forget
the beauty of our labour and the value of our wit

i'm gunna till the ground and plant some seeds down in
i'll tend it 'till the roots grow deep and strong
i'll ache and sweat and struggle, spin stories, dream and kiss
ignore all of the busy city's calls
i'm gunna fell some trees and build my cabin tough
i'll fill up all the cracks with moss and rocks
work my fingers to the bone, learn how to be alone
let's turn the wilderness into our home

i've got two feet to walk and wander far away
i've got two little thumbs to bring me back again
somewhere within our reach is a forest, aged and pure
where with sweat and grace and luck
nature may let us endure
i've got two eyes to watch the clouds drift through the sky
ten fingers and ten toes to count all the reasons why
we'll be much more content when we survive by our own grit
or we'll die inside this gross machine, nobody wins this bet

i'm gunna till the ground and plant some seeds down in
i'll tend it 'till the roots grow deep and strong
i'll ache and sweat and struggle, spin stories, dream and kiss
ignore all of the busy city's calls
i'm gunna fell some trees and build my cabin tough
i'll fill up all the cracks with moss and rocks
work my fingers to the bone, learn how to be alone
let's turn the wilderness into our home

i've got two hands, one's for building one's for caring
i've got two feet, one is wild one is wary
i've got two knees to crash down on when i fall
i've got two ashy elbows to push my way through it all
i've got two feet to walk and wander far away
i've got two little thumbs to bring me back again
i've got two eyes to watch the clouds drift through the sky
ten fingers and ten toes to count all the reasons why

i'm gunna till the ground and plant some seeds down in
i'll tend it 'till the roots grow deep and strong
i'll ache and sweat and struggle, spin stories, dream and kiss
ignore all of the busy city's calls
i'm gunna fell some trees and build my cabin tough
i'll fill up all the cracks with moss and rocks
work my fingers to the bone, learn how to be alone
let's turn the wilderness into our home
i'll build my cabin tough, fill up all the cracks with moss and rocks

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from Lost For Days, released May 7, 2015

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Caela Butt Toronto, Ontario

Caela Butt is a sappy and optimistic folk musician from Toronto, Ontario. They sing songs about best friends, traveling, nature and heartstrings. They spend equally large chunks of time traveling around the country and getting cozy and fostering community in their hometown and these contrasting experiences continuously shape their music. ... more

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