Love, spread out like seeds
Somebody walked away from landscape poverty
I came to find you
I came to see the beauty underway
That bloomed love, energy
And it turns around like you
And it turns around like me
Into something new
But the only thing I see

I see you, I see you
I see you, always struggling
To find some gentle song
Some mode of simple trust
and ways to understand
These reaching orchards
Of broken fame
Grown deep inside of us
By forced and troubled hands

I see you, I see you
I see you, always struggling
I see you, I see you
I see you, always struggling

To find the sun
Reaching down through shadowed brush (?)
Breaking off the bitter branch
Twisted roots like tans (?)
Dreams of all these spotlit kings (?)
Drinking up the light
Like California redwoods
Splitting up the night

And it turns around like you
And it turns around like me
All the talking we could do
Oh if only we could be
A real life version of you
A real life version of you
And a real life version of me
A real life version of me

I see you, I see you
I see you, always struggling
I see you, I see you
I see you, always struggling


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    General CommentMaybe it's because of the fact that this is the slowest song on the album.
    I love it.
    ssynesthesiaaon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think all the question marked lines are correct except "Twisted roots like tans" sounds to me like "Twisted roots like tails"
    hemlock_echoon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song.

    I think this is a love song to a tree. Or at least, to the association of a certain tree to childhood memories. He remembers this tree from his youth (before he "walked away from landscaped poverty") and he goes back to his old house to find that everything has changed ("And it turns around ... Into something new"), but the tree is still there ("I see you, always struggling"). He wishes that the tree could come to life and reminisce ("All the talking we could do \ Oh if only we could be \ A real life version of you").

    I've also got the chords for this song figured out, so hit me up if anyone wants them.
    hemlock_echoon November 22, 2007   Link

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