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Jewel
"Family Tree" lyrics

Family Tree

Mama, I see your face now
In the mirror
It's getting clearer
Daddy, all those things I said I wouldn't do
I've been drawn to
Cause I looked up to you
And I've loved you through this tangled legacy
Tracing the twisted roots of our family tree

I stayed strong like you did
I moved on like you did
And I wound up tough as stone like you did
If I don't learn to bend
I know I'm going to break
Like you did

Lover, I must forgive you
I confused you
With what I couldn't see inside of me
Dark things pulling
Not evolving
It made a puppet out of me
And you came with your own history
Both caught in the branches of our family tree

But I stayed strong like you did
I moved on like you did
And I wound up all alone like you did
If I don't learn to bend
I know I'm gonna break
Just like you did

I love you but I need to look at who we've been
Take the fruit but choose the seeds
I scatter in the wind
That's the job of the kid
To do better than our parents did

So I'll stay strong like you did
And I'll move on like you did
But I won't hide from the truth like you did
I'm learning to bend
So I won't break
And you can bet I'll teach my child
That love will always find a way
Just like you did