you felt relief somewhere between the tree and its shade
when you go away heavens a distance not a place

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    General Commentextremely beautiful song.
    kpyllaon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"heaven's a distance, not a place" is a lyric from an iron and wine song called "two hungry blackbirds." i like the interaction between these two artists, especially the cover of "chelsea hotel #2" they played live together.
    yourtwowinterson April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This is a beautiful, beautiful song.
    ShoKillon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat Iron & Wine song is actually quoting this one when it mentions "a rumor she heard/heaven's a distance not a place." Both great songs though, and IW does have a song called Carissa's Werid. Guess Sam's a stickler for spelling though.
    Bluemaskon February 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds like a tragic recollection of someone's suicide by hanging between "the tree and its shade"

    Heaven became a symbol of loss and grief to the singer, it just emphasizes the infinite gap between him and his late subject, a distance that is too far for anyone living to ever travel

    monkeybagzon September 27, 2013   Link

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