The Littlest Lion

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A song about growth

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The Littlest Lion did dream a little dream
Of a land on the edge of a day
And his little lion feet skipped along to the beat
Of a strange little flame in his heart

From a cozy little cottage on the edge of the wood
Did the hero of our tale embark
And stark was the dark of the bark of the trees
When the cub stole away from his home

And harsh the were the scowls of the bats and the owls
Toward the lion that cried in the night
While he sobbed and choked, curled up by an oak
The cub prayed hard for the morn

When the sun rose up again
Some hope the light restored
For the Fox had heard the Lion's plight
And warmed him in his den

Now wise was the Fox in the ways of the world
And quick was the cub to learn
Of the old and the new and the deeper truths
That were free to the ones who seek

And many a day did pass in the warmth
Of dusty tomes and lore
But the lion's soul called him to roam
So the Fox bid him farewell

On wintry hill forlorn
The lion braved the chill
Then met his mentor's kin, the Wolf
And learned from Wolf the more

Now the thrill of the hunt ran deep in the blood
Of the Wolf and his family
On battlegrounds fierce, the Lion fought
Til his enemies feared his roar

But the honor of the pack was thicker than the stench
Of the vermin that the Lion slew
And the freedom won for the innocent beasts
Was pardon for lives cut short

But though, in fame, he grew
The Lion lacked a mate
Until, from regions ne'er explored,
A Beauty did appear

In a trance from a power never felt by the Cub
Did he race to the Beauty on the shore
To the radiant glow of her countenance fair
His life did the Lion pledge

By the sea did the lovers breathe deep in the spray
Of the waves that shone in the sun
And the fire in the heart of the Lion burned
In the depths of his Beauty's eyes

Then after seasons long
Into the West he flew
And to the gold horizon
He called his only Cub

The Littlest Lion did dream a little dream
Of a land on the edge of a day
And his little lion feet skipped along to the beat
Of a strange little flame in his heart

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from Dusty Stages, released August 14, 2015

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