William Isaac

from EP by Greedy Cherry

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This is the tale of a troubled soul who climbs a mountain to seek the sage advice of a wise old man. The only "story song" I've ever written.

lyrics

Simple folk can't understand the wise words of the frail old man
They disregard as nonsense
Still behind the cabin door, his voice tries to give them more
They dismiss him offhand

Summer breeze and winter snow he lives up on the hill
Keeping mostly to himself, sits by the window sill
Go look deep into his eyes and see the years gone by
Softly ask for truth and he'll reply...

William Isaac was the man who climbed the hill with heart in hand
To learn about his destiny, to find if love was meant to be
He rapped upon the cabin door, the old man asked of him what for
Will replied, "My soul is dead...I asked advice and my friends said,

'Summer breeze and winter snow he lives up on the hill
Keeping mostly to himself, sits by the window sill'."
Will looked in the old man's eyes and saw the years gone by
Softly asked for truth, old man replied

"Oh, son...I've much to tell you.
Oh, son...you've much to learn.
Life's fire burns.
Here, son....sit down beside me.
I've a secret for you before the sun returns."

Simple folk can't understand the wise words of the frail old man
Though earnest ones may find the sense...William Isaac rode off hence
Lived a happy, peaceful life: successful business and a wife
I can't tell what he old man said, but I can tell you this instead:

Summer breeze and winter snow he lives up on the hill
Keeping mostly to himself, sits by the window sill
Go look deep into his eyes and see the years gone by
Softly ask for truth and he'll reply...

credits

from EP, released September 1, 2010
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Michael Conrad: lead vocals, bass guitar
Daniel Mumma: background vocals, acoustic guitar
Erin Craig: background vocals, Mellotron
Ryan Ross: drums

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