i meant to leave the house this morning
and begin making my way toward where you are
i meant to leave the house this morning
i made it halfway across the front yard

but the plum tree hung heavy in my head
and the plum tree hung heavy in my heart
and the plum tree hung heavy over me

so i tore off to the phone
to call you and tell you something, but i couldn't remember what
because through the clean, clean windows
saw the plum tree's leaves, as red as fresh blood

and the plum tree hung heavy in my head
and the plum tree hung heavy in my heart
and the plum tree hung heavy over me


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Quetzalcoatl Eats Plums song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentHonestly, this song reminds me of depression and anxiety. It describes how sometimes that anxiety weighs so heavy. I mean to do a lot of things but there it is - that great big monster - blocking my path and hanging over me, stopping me from doing the things I really want to do.

    That plum tree is anything stopping you from continuing with your life.
    (Not to mention the quetzalcoatl, the mythical diety, being drawn to the plum tree perhaps)
    goblin1408on September 24, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. i love the guitar in it.
    Colosimoon April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about being stoned.


    so i tore off to the phone
    to call you and tell you something, but i couldn't remember what
    because through the clean, clean windows
    saw the plum tree's leaves, as red as fresh blood

    These lines describe perfectly a stoned man's thought process. He runs to the phone to tell someone some great stoned revelation, but is easily distracted by the pretty red plum tree leaves he sees through the window.
    MegaMangon September 16, 2012   Link
  • -3
    General Commenthe is scared of a plums
    toeboneon October 23, 2009   Link

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