Dreaming of bees, honey on the comb
the way they swarmed and flew on their way to a new home
One big whir, queen and drone, making honey

Fill up the Folgers cans, under skies bright and sunny
Trading fruit no exchange of money
Grapes on the vine, meant for white wine
Apples, pear tree, so much honey

Then the neighbors came apart and filed for divorce
Built a big road and buried their horse
Put up that long fence across from the pond and field of clover
One day you come home, find its all over

Stolen honey, no longer true
Stolen honey, can happen to you
Some things are sweet, but you don't really know it
Until what was once plenty is no more

The world turns and turns, the planets they line up
We rise at dawn, pour coffee into a favorite cup
Hoping for honey, hoping for honey, hoping for something sweet


from The Department of the West, track released December 6, 2019
words & music by Deborah Crooks (ASCAP) & Kwame Copeland (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, vocals: Deborah Crooks
Electric guitars: Danny Allen
Bass: Kevin T. White
Drums: Mike Stevens


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Deborah Crooks Alameda, California

"Deborah Crooks makes the case for a return to the roots of rock"- Consequence of Sound
California-based songwriter Deborah Crooks' music draws on folk, rock, and the Blues. Her diverse, ever-evolving artistic path has included studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute, voice in India, co-founding the band Bay Station, and gigging throughout the Western US. ... more

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