Songs From Fall To The Forest

JD Crow
00:00 / 01:29

How do you do, well what do you know,

they call me old John David Crow,

who once flew fast but now moves slow

 

Come on now listen when I say,

My life goes back a long, long way,

enough to recall a happier day

When everyone could sing and play

 

When things were fine and all was well

Before there was a tale to tell

Of an evil man who came to dwell

 

Spoken in a whisper, never in a shout

The name of this fiend is Mr. Tout

 

Once there were flowers and fields of green,

the happiest place that you've ever seen

Replaced instead by a land gone mean

 

All who could crawl and all who could fly,

No rules were needed to comply

All who could speak and all who could see

Lived their lives in harmony

 

But now we have to live with care

At any moment to beware

Everyone out for their own share

 

The forest now is filled with spies

The trees have voices, the hills have eyes

 

Spoken in a whisper, never in a shout

The name of this fiend is Mr. Tout

 

Now you see my song is done,

I'm going to fly and you should run

Don't ask for more songs, for there are none

I do not know another one

SInging Sister
00:00 / 01:29

Toddathon Tout, Toddathon Tout,

this is the forest of Toddathon Tout,

darker than night and brighter than day,

once you've arrived you're going to stay

 

You can run, you can hide, you can fly, you can flee,

But it won't help a bit, you will never be free

Unless your eyes and your heart are full

to find a bona fide miracle

 

You say you were following Rio the cat,

I'm not quite sure what to think about that

She used to be tame but now she's quite wild

I pity the fool who gets that girl riled

 

You say you are looking to find your way home

In Toddathon's forest you're destined to roam

No sense in crying, and no need to pout

Once you come in, you'll never get out

 

Whoever has told you the tale of the eye

Has sold you on nothing, it's all a big lie

If somehow you think that you're finding your way

You're both going nowhere, right here you will stay

 

As you wander the forest in search of a clue

Your eyes must stay open, your heart must be true

For the trees they have eyes, and the birds they have ears

And Toddathon Tout knows your deepest of fears

 

That's all I can tell you, that's all that I know

Your story's just starting, now get up and go

Singing sister that's me, so take my advice,

Don't come back to this spot, for if you come twice

There's plenty of room, just wait and you'll see

Then we shall become the singers three

JD Crow reprise
00:00 / 00:32

How do you do, well what do you know,

they call me old John David Crow,

who once flew fast but now is slow

 

Come on now listen when I say,

My life goes back a long, long way,

enough to recall a happier day

When everyone could sing and play

 

When things were fine and all was well

Before there was a tale to tell

Of an evil man who came to dwell

 

Spoken in a whisper, never a shout

The name of this fiend is Mr. Tout

The Wishing Tree
00:00 / 01:50

Come and see, you'll never leave

Heed our call, you'll never grieve

Once you're here, you shall be free

Come join us in the wishing tree

 

We're here to help your spirit see

Dance with us and you'll be free

 

Let your cares and worries go

Life is simple, you shall know

A realm like none you'll ever find

So cast your dreadful world behind

 

Come inside the wishing tree

Dance with us and you'll be free

 

Just leave behind your human fears

All sadness quickly disappears

No pain, no tears, no misery

We offer immortality

 

Join us in serenity

Dance with us and you'll be free

 

Clear your heart, efface your mind

Join us now and you will find,

All your sorrows will be gone

When the dark supplants the dawn

 

We're here to save you, you shall see

Dance with us and you'll be free

 

Join the joy that always lasts

Leave your anger in the past

No longer bold, no longer wild

Just say the word now sweet young child

 

Join us in the wishing tree

Dance with us and you'll be free,

 

Your world is cruel, avoid the mess

In here we deal in happiness

Your sadness will be meaningless

Come join us now, and just say yes

 

Just dance with us and you'll be free

Here inside the wishing tree

Pine tree problems
00:00 / 00:27

All the trees are made the same

And every one is free

But nature plays a nasty game

And now it's killing me

 

Mighty oaks, they stand aloft

Soaking up the sunlight

Just because my wood is soft

That doesn't make it alright

 

They tell me that it's destiny

It's just the way we're made

They say I should just be content

And happy in their shade

 

But if . . .

Leopold the Lemur
00:00 / 00:30

Oh what a day, what a wonderful day

Feelings of joy are coming my way

The grass is tall and soft and deep

What a wonderful place to lie down and sleep

Here in the forest there are no cares

No harsh words and no mean stares

And should I fall onto some sorrow

A better day will come tomorrow

 

La la la and la-tee-dah

Deedle-deet-deet-deet and rah rah rah!

All poems © Len Senecal 2021