WILD SORREL

by: Nicole Upchurch

"A song about the bittersweet of being a young mother or just a nice gardening song (so I’ve heard). A good friend and gardener told me it is recommended to grow wild sorrel and strawberries near each other – a fact I had not known before writing this lyric. I originally wrote and recorded this song with my brothers on our album, Weeds in the Wall. Eventually – due to its obvious association with food – Wild Sorrel became part of the play All Recipes Are Home by Sean Lewis, and ultimately a part of the album."

~ Nicole Upchurch


Wild sorrel and strawberry
Wild sorrel and strawberry

My first garden, that I ever grew
Was in a little patch of dirt
By the playhouse in the yard
And the windows were broken
Letting in the morning dew
As I readied my sprouts for the sun

Desert garden
Wild sorrel and strawberry
Bearing signs of a love outlasting
A mother's youth
And my heart broke open
Letting in the morning dew
As I readied myself for my son

Wild sorrel and strawberry
Wild sorrel and strawberry

My first garden . . .

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