I have written many songs and lyrics over the years.  None have been more
important to me than the words I sing in Seeds of Love. ~Michael Tomlinson
Seeds of Love
a tribute to President Jimmy Carter
©2011 Michael Tomlinson
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From old Savannah you can drive two hundred miles
Or from Atlanta, just about two hours time
To the plains where I was born
Where my daddy had a farm
The year of nineteen-twenty-four

There’s not an acre any sweeter on this earth

Than the land we ran barefoot in every summer
Me and A.D. had it all
We’d walk the rails and we’d never fall
We lived our boyhoods in the Georgia sun

For years I’d dream upon the gleaming silver tracks

With the Seaboard Airline Railroad winding past
It seemed to beckon unto me
Like falling rain to the fertile land
I dreamed one day I’d be a traveling man

    And the train rolled right past our front door
     Chugging like a dream a young farm boy could not ignore
     Blow like wind across the prairie to the sea
     Calling to the young boy and the old man in me

I grew up and I
     became a Navy man

Then I asked my lovely
     Rosalynn for her hand
Of all the luck I ever had

And every blessing
     that has been

S
he's the truest one, oh,
     my gentle loving friend
I’d live it all with you
     if I could again

From that summer day in Plains we said I do

There was a road that knew my name - and calling, too
First, the Mansion of the Governor

Then the House of Gleaming White
A light on Pennsylvania Avenue
 
I remember waking up on that first day
I looked around the very house where Lincoln stayed
And I turned to my sweet Rosalynn
For we knew each other’s mind
How could God dream for us such a life?

     And the train rolled right past our front door
     Chugging like a dream a young farm boy could not ignore
     Blow like wind across the prairie to the sea
     Calling to the young boy and the old man in me

Now, over thirty years I’m blessed to live this way
Around the world they open doors and call my name
Build a home for some cold family
Or a bridge in the Middle East
The work is never done
We cannot give up on peace
Take another breath my friends
'Cause here we go again

Children, sow the seeds of love in all you do
You never will regret a life that love runs through
Put no walls around your heart
Let no one tell you who you are
It’ll unfold, all inside you that is gold
And all your mysteries
That you think you want to know
Will make you smile one day
When you’re growing old

     And the train rolled
   right past our front door

     Chugging like a dream a young
         farm boy could not ignore

     Blow like wind across
         the prairie to the sea

     Calling to the young boy
          and the old man in me

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rics over the years. None have been more important to me than the words I sing in Seeds of Love." ~ MT.