"Our Trees" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
There is mass confusion in the forest, I heard it on the radio
And they're bringing in some guy and he is going to go on
About all the things he don't know
And there's some girl in the background screaming something
About missing trees and I'm wondering
Where did they go?
No lines on the highway, no passing they say
No green to my left and no green to my right
And the man behind the axe always gets a full meal
Because green never puts up much of a fight
So here's some helpful hints, some breath-assured pints
Full of beautiful grace so we steal their space
And death comes quickly so we pull up to our
Double car garage hideaways and we start to say
Where did all the trees go?
They moved across the street to grow
Where did all the trees go?
Does anyone know?
Where did all the lights come from?
They say you're big before you're small
I'm sure glad I don't know it all
If the trees could be lions would they still fall and be tagged
Would they refuse to surrender, refuse to be gagged?
If the trees had a mother and a father like mine
Would they stand up say, "Praise the trees, the trees will be fine"
Wake me up from this dream and tell me things
Aren't as bad as they seem
And tell me, is it so not cool to say, "Who will save the trees?
Will it be me?"


Lyrics submitted by MEMPSestina, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentLOL!!!!!!!!! I commented above 5 years ago (07-01-2002) and i sound like an idiot. lovely.
    "it's like, about how nature can be important and stuff"
    oh boy.
    i still love this song though.
    spiCheLon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks.. i think its just about like, all the problems in the world, how, nature can be important... plants are alive too. it seems sarcastic. its rad though
    spiCheLon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWritten when one of the twins noticed the lack of trees in their yard, and the fact that it was mostly pavement. (That's not the entire story, but I cant seem to find any more about the song.)
    WhiteIronon October 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentl find a lot of canadian writers tend to talk about the urbanization of trees, if l could recommend, THE TREES by RUSH another song where trees are personified

    There is unrest in the forest,
    There is trouble with the trees,
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleas.

    The trouble with the maples,
    (And they're quite convinced they're right)
    They say the oaks are just too lofty
    And they grab up all the light.
    But the oaks can't help their feelings
    If they like the way they're made.
    And they wonder why the maples
    Can't be happy in their shade.

    There is trouble in the forest,
    And the creatures all have fled,
    As the maples scream "Oppression!"
    And the oaks just shake their heads

    So the maples formed a union
    And demanded equal rights.
    "The oaks are just too greedy;
    We will make them give us light."
    Now there's no more oak oppression,
    For they passed a noble law,
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe, and saw.
    katerxdaisyon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so damn adorable and poignant.
    Misseveruson March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about the lack of individuals in the world today. Just replace "trees" with "inividual." Individual meaning a person who doesnt follow the mold or conform the the restrictions of an overbering society.
    snap_shot97on June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone else wonder what she's saying at the beginning before the singing?
    flyingxponyon May 15, 2008   Link

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