John Twist

Music

The Vine Grows Back

03:55
John Twist
2003
John Twist

Lyrics

The Vine Grows Back

Broken by lightning
A charred scarecrow
Stands upon the hill
The dead tree goes gray
In the years and the rain
The vine grows back

Honey suckle and sage
A Monarch on his way
Over dandelion, milkweed, and clover
Wasp nest buzz’s summer
The schoolyard is grown over
As the vine grows back

Cicada’s holler in the heat
Water eddies trapped at my feet
The pool filled with mosquitoes
Dreams the thunderstorm
When he will overflow
The vine grows back

A dog barks far away
In the summer night
Insects chant rebellion
Seduced by the porch light
Beetles buzz and moths flutter
The window fan dies with a stutter
But the vine grows back

The vine grows past my window
Twinning the summer to fall
As the raven scolds
My memory of you
That refuses to grow old
As the vine grows back

Broken by lightning
A charred scarecrow
Stands upon the hill
The dead tree goes gray
In the years and the rain
The vine grows back