"Peach Trees" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Is true love a trip to Chinatown
Or being held in one's opium gaze
Under the peach trees
There I'll sit and wait

Is true love a long walk through Bryant park
Or being held in the month of May
Under the peach trees
There I will be, will be until you come and get me

Cause I'm so tired of waiting in restaurants
Reading the critics and comics alone
With a waiter with a face made for currency
Like a coin in ancient Rome

And I really do wish you were here next to me
Cause I'm going to see James Dean
There I will be
Under the peach trees with him


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"Peach Trees" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song that always makes me cry. Rufus is questioning what if what he is feeling is love, because at this moment the wonderful things ("long walk through Bryant Park" and "a trip to Chinatown") are gone. He now waits for his lover to attend to him, but he is too tempted by other beautiful men.

    just my thought.
    wingofasongbirdon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh my god. I can't believe no-one else has commented on this song apart from wingofasongbird! I love this song, it's so beautiful. I think the meaning is obvious. I think Rufus is easily the most talented singer/songwriter around today.

    mike xxx
    blocpartyboyon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was included on the soundtrack of the 2005 movie "Prime."

    He originally wanted the song to be a narrative about a woman who was an "opium" addict in "Chinatown" who falls in love with a rich industrialist's son. But it wasn't working and so he decided to compose the song about himself, his own experiences.

    New York imagery-- Chinatown, Bryant Park-- is obvious in this song. Rufus has said he hates peaches, actually, and that he prefers bananas. :P
    johndouxon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha yesh = P and that "peaches are a hetero fruit" = D
    ariesstyleon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan the reference to Bryant and May be purely coincidental?? The Bryant and May company owned a large match making factory in London in the latter half of the 19th century. Rufus alone and lonely in need of a..... match-maker???

    Blimey...
    robelliotton June 12, 2007   Link

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