will is my friend
will sings like john
goin' back to california
will is the west
coast with me
will is a pass
is a plenty
will is a good friend of mine
with whom i spend a whole lotta my time
the lemon tree
it laughs at me
it's growin' beautifully
the little vine
it won't unwind
and it'll wrap your whole in time
now let's have a glass of wine
now let's have another glass of wine
this is the water
in which we wade
this is our father
and this is how he strayed
this is the wind
and this is the breeze
i ooooo eeee
will is my friend
will sings like john
goin' back to california


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    General CommentThis song gives me a very nostalgic feeling.

    It literally seems to be an ode to a long lost great friend. As he sings, he's reminiscing on the good times while contemplating the thought of revisiting his old friend. He also appears to ponder what exactly happened that caused so much lost time to pass between them.

    I love the way he describes his experiences and the visually enticing moments that trigger memories of his friend.

    Devendra is a hidden treasure.
    ophelia219on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.
    roadmapon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwill is the west coast with me.... i love Devendra.
    Kabala33on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwill is the west coast with me.... i love Devendra.
    Kabala33on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite from rejoicing in the hands. The lyrics may seem silly but they do have meaning upon close inspection:

    the lemon tree
    it laughs at me
    it's growin' beautifully
    the little vine
    it won't unwind
    and it'll wrap your whole in time

    This verse is the most interesting in the song. Devendra notices the lemon tree tree "laughing" at him because it grows so well, whereas perhaps Devendra feels he isn't growing up the way he should. The line about the small vine wrapping "your whole" in time is a bit melancholy: nature will move on after you have died, covering up all you've done.

    Amazing stuff.
    couldBanyoneon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow. Nice translation couldBanyone.
    ophelia219on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    sparklinnngon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that "will" isnt an actual person but a feeling and the song is about devendra's will to become a musician(like when he sang songs on people's anwering machines). the vine represents how his dream consumed him and maybe the laughing lemon tree could symolize people discouraging him along the way.
    foleychr000on December 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure "john" refers to Lennon, who has obviously been a huge influence on Devendra's music.
    bloodsupplieson December 23, 2010   Link

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