“The Tortoise” – Single

My new single, “The Tortoise” is available now for streaming/download.

This song was inspired by a visit to Joshua Tree National Park and is part of my Trailsongs project.

Written, performed, and recorded by Kendall Bruns in Chicago. Mixed and mastered by Mike Montgomery at Candyland Recording Studio in Dayton, KY. 


I was hiking alone in the desert and thinking about how you had to take it one step at a time and really think about water.


Lyrics

[Chorus]

Live like the tortoise
Carry your own home
Live past forever
Never feel alone

[Verse 1]

Drink lots of water
Get it anytime you can
Avoid dehydration
Always have a water plan

[Chorus]

Live like the tortoise
Carry your own home
Live past forever
Never feel alone

[Verse 2]

You must pace yourself wisely
Move steady but slow
You might not see the progress
But it’s the best way to grow

[Bridge 1]

When the sun goes down
And the sky turns orange and purple
And blue and pink and green
I know even though it’s cold
It’ll come back and shine for me

[Verse 3]

The next day it rises
With a glorious glow
I knew it would come
It didn’t promise but I know

[Verse 4]

It’ll be there every morning
Sure as it sets every night
So I lay my head down
And I close my eyes tight

[Bridge 2]

Try to have some pleasant dreams
That I know you deserve
And tomorrow you’ll use
The energy you conserve

[Verse 5]

Don’t waste your night with worry
Get some shut eye instead
You must protect precious sleep time
Or you’ll feel like your dead

[Chorus]

Live like the tortoise
Carry your own home
Live past forever
Never feel alone

[Verse 6]

Water, sleep and shelter
Kindness towards yourself and others can
Enrich a life that’s lived slowly
With this tortoise living plan


Published by Kendall Bruns

Trailsongs: Inspired by Our National Parks Songwriter / U.S. Pizza Museum Founder

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