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  1. Wildflowers

Arranged by Anjie Carpenter, Anjie's Tunes, ASCAP. Original lyrics and melodies by Dolly Parton and Tom Petty. Produced by Anjie Carpenter with Christopher Henry at Noya Mountain Music Studios, Charlotte, NC, 2019. cbhenry@visuallink.com, https://christopherhenry.net/

Lyrics

The hills were alive with wildflowers and I
Was as wild, even wilder than they
For at least I could run
They just died in the sun
I refused to just wither in place
Just a wild mountain rose needing freedom to grow
So I ran fearing not where I'd go
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
Wild flowers don't care where they grow

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

And the flowers I knew in the fields where I grew
Were content to be lost in the crowd
They were common and close
And I had no room to grow
I wanted so much to branch out

So I uprooted myself from my home ground and left
Took my dreams and I took to the road
When a flower grows wild, it can always survive
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

Run away, find you a lover
Go away somewhere all bright and new
I have seen no other
Who compares, compares with you

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

I grew up fast and wild and I never felt right
In a garden so different from me
I just never belonged and I longed to be gone
So one day the garden set me free
I hitched a ride with the wind and since he was my friend
I just let him decide where we'd go
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
Wild flowers don't care where they grow

Run away, go find a lover
Run away, let your heart by your guide
You deserve the deepest of cover
You belong in that home by and by

Just a wild mountain seeking mysteries untold
No regret for the path that I chose
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
wildflowers don't care where they grow

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me
Far away from all your troubles and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free
You belong somewhere you feel free