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Pushin' Daisies

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I wrote this song years ago. I was playing the piano, to my left there was a bay window. A bus pulled up and a little girl with a back pack got out and stopped at the end of my driveway and just stood there swaying to the piano until I stopped playing. I remember the trees sort of looked like they were swaying in the wind too and that image has just stuck with me.

I originally called this song apoptosis, which translates into gentle death, like the falling of leaves from trees. In biology its programmed cell death, a natural and necessary process for life to persist. “trembling branch’ is a martial arts practice (From Kenpo) much like Bruce Lee’s “Be like the water” philosophy.


Be like a trembling’ branch
Follow the waters ways

When a cool wind is blowin
Be like a trembling branch

We’re fallin’ like leaves from a tree
We’re fading like memories
We’re fallin’ like leaves from a tree
Under our feet we’re pushin’ daisies

It’s ok just sway
Sway…my people sway
Sway…and you won’t break people sway
Sway…and you won’t break

"Pushin' Daisies"
by Jeris

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Editorial pick

This song has been here for more than a year, and I just heard it yesterday.

Not only is this an amazing, mellow and contemplative song. It’s also my first Ed pick. I wanted something that wasn’t just easy to listen to, but something that spoke to me, and has now become, as I label it; a song in the soundtrack of my life.