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  1. Planted

From the album Ghosts & Lovers

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I wrote this song back in the heyday of my old band in Atlanta. We were being 'courted' by a record label and everything felt like it could really take off. This is that feeling when it's almost and almost and you're just almost and what's happening - is this the right thing? And what have I done, and "for God's sake, don't blow it!!!"
Well, crises everted, we didn't make it. Great beat designed by the original drummer when it was first written, Eric Young.

Lyrics

Don't want to feel all the pressure
My mouth is dry as a bone
Just want to be here and get higher
Water my roots and let me grow.

I keep this pilot burning
The one that fuels my fire
That keeps my world going round
And while this world keeps turning
I know I must be learning something
At least how to keep firmly planted in the ground.

Hacking through all these weeds
To find the one who needs watering, I'm rationing
I feel and hear my hunger that keeps me buried under
The earth but I believe my roots are coming loose.

Am I planted, planted am I in need of roots and water
Am I starving losing roots and water.

Don't want to worry about one day drowning
Cracking under so much pressure mounting
Don't want to worry about what you're thinking
But i'll be anyone to keep from sinking
Back down, back down, back down into the ground.

Am I planted, planted am I in need of roots and water
Am I starving losing roots and water.

Am I planted, planted am I?