Friday, April 01, 2011

I know all this and more



Take your hat off, boy, when you're talking to me.
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This old man I've talked about
Broke his own heart,
Poured it in the ground.
Big red tree grew up and out,
Throws up its leaves,
Spins round and round.
I know all this and more.
So take your hat off
When you're talking to me
And be there when I feed the tree.

This little squirrel I used to be
Slammed her bike down the stairs.
They put silver where her teeth had been.
Baby silvertooth, she grins and grins.
I know all this and more.
So take your hat off boy
When you're talking to me...

This old man I used to be
Spins around, around, around the tree.
Silver baby come to me.
I'll only hurt you in my dreams...


---Belly, "Feed the Tree" (1993)

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