I spend a day or nine then finally realized
There's really nothing going on
So why should I try to shake leaves
When there's no one in my tree that I should care about

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my time away

I see the world get by
And watch my friends get high
I really don't care who's to blame
They love to point fingers at you
'Cause there's nothing else to do but waste away my time

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my time away

Let it fall, let it rise
Let it be and let it slide
Let tomorrow come and take my time away

Let tomorrow come and take my time away


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by nellisvan

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    General CommentThis is a sad song, but it means that there are people who don't really live in the world that is here. They are by themselves and would rather die then anything. Sad.
    MadHatteron May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti kinda agree with madhatter..like i do think it means people who are here in our self-centered world are noticed and wouldnt mind a little attention from someone..but have come to realize they really are alone, no one cares, no one bothers..so they fall in love with the afterlife.. very sad.
    wavechik87on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentworld arent* noticed
    wavechik87on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it has to do with loneliness. Metaphor "When theres no one in my tree" is asking "Why I should i care, or why do I matter because no one else notices me?" Then he says let his time or life just "waste away in time. It deacribes a feeling of purposelessness(if that is a word, but u get the drift)
    fez5on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnever thought of it in the way that has been discussed here.
    For some reason I always interpreted it as a relationship that has come to the end of its run, but they are finding it hard to "let it slide" even though the person they are with is obviously not as important to them as they once were (" noone in my trees that i should care about).

    Its a bit "out there", but just how I always saw it.
    assortedjellybeanson November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI seem to notice all the lyrics website contains the same lyrics, however when I listen to the song I swear the beginning goes like this:
    I spend a day and night then finally realize
    There's really nothing going on
    So why should I try to shake leaves
    When there's no one in my dream that I should care about
    Echo_Rebornon July 24, 2008   Link

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