"The Lime Tree" as written by and Samuel Stephenson Markus Trevor Hall....
I spark a match, and watch the candle burn. The wick runs out and then love takes its turn.
On fallen angels and broken sounds, we will last past the final round.
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
But I was hiding in the lime tree. (lime tree.)
Above the city in the rain cloud. (rain cloud.)
I poked a hole and watched it drain out.
(I watched it drain out, watched it drain out.)
And parallel to the city streets. (ugh.)
Our broken crowns beneath our feet.
But as we walk across the diamonds. (diamonds.)
We know that love is always shining. (shining.)
So save me love, save me all the time.
I'll wash you down with a simple sip of wine.
Toast my glass to all my loved ones.
To let them know that the stars, well they still shine.
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
But I was hiding in the lime tree. (lime tree.)
Above the city in the rain cloud. (rain cloud.)
I poked a hole and watched it drain out. (drain out.)
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
But I was hinding in the lime tree. (lime tree.)
Above the city in the rain cloud. (rain cloud.)
I poked a hole and watched it drain out. (drain out.)
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
But I was hiding in the lime tree. (lime tree.)
Above the city in the rain cloud. (rain cloud.)
I poked a hole and watched it drain out. (drain out.)
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
I was hiding in the, well I was hiding in the.
Above the city in the rain cloud. (rain cloud.)
I poked a hole and watched it drain out. (drain out.)
Took awhile for you to find me. (find me, find me, find me, find me.)
Ohhh ohhh yeahh yeahh yeahh.
Well I was hiding in the, I was hiding in the lime tree, lime tree, lime tree, lime tree.
Took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
Ohh yeahh.
It took awhile for you to find me. (find me.)
I spark a match, and watch the candle burn.
The wick runs out and then love takes it's turn.
On fallen angels and broken sounds, we will last past the final round.


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"The Lime Tree" as written by Samuel Stephenson Markus Trevor Hall

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    General Commentlove this song.
    gogojessicaton January 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe no one has commented on this song! brilliant. beautiful. enchanting. As far as what Trevor means...
    hmm. I take it, all of it, music and lyrics, as such a testament to the beauty of the relationships that make up our lives, enhance it and shape it. The love in those moments and connections. How it is the only thing that lasts, that sustains us, and carries us through loss. Rising above a dark time when (perhaps?) the temptation to get numb led you to imbibe maybe more than you know you should be...but still you needed it. you were hiding. but, still wherever that love "found you" - sought you out- you were saved by it. and, even when you still sip a bit of wine, you remember that in your darkest times, it was this love that came through. I adore the imagery in this song. he's a wonderful, talented musician (how do these humans on the planet for such a short time come to such enlightened, wise conclusions so quickly?) Amazing.
    ManicMonkeyLaughinon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFinally, someone who has commented on it.

    I was beginning to think I wrote down the lyrics by ear for no reason.

    I believe it's about a love that will never end even though his physical love has passed the spiritual love will never disappear. He's hiding in the lime tree because as a tree it grows and grows towards the sky where his love is ...for some reason the rain cloud makes me think of a kind of symbolism as to make nature weep with him for his love.
    rAwr_on January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts simple.
    Its about finding God.
    ;0)
    scupperon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lime tree is the symbol of conjugal love, the quality, hospitality and modesty. This symbolism is to decrease/go back on Ovids narration of Philemon and Baucis, the old married couple, the nothing more desired than dying itself together, so that none of them would have to experience the death of the other one. Zeus met this desire, when death came to them, to them transformed it the two into trees; Philemon into an oak and Baucis into a lime tree.

    knowing this, its easier to decipher what this song actually means
    its a song about intense love for a soulmate
    the line "i was hiding in the lime tree" is his way of saying he was waiting for his mate all along in a place where lovers lay
    above the city in a rain cloud is his way of relating to the story of the past lovers and their relationship with the gods
    the stars will still be shining when he and his lover choose to die, because they'll be together.
    asdcsgfon May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lime tree is the symbol of conjugal love, the quality, hospitality and modesty. This symbolism is to decrease/go back on Ovids narration of Philemon and Baucis, the old married couple, the nothing more desired than dying itself together, so that none of them would have to experience the death of the other one. Zeus met this desire, when death came to them, to them transformed it the two into trees; Philemon into an oak and Baucis into a lime tree.

    knowing this, its easier to decipher what this song actually means

    its a song about intense love for a soulmate
    the line "i was hiding in the lime tree" is his way of saying he was waiting for his mate all along in a place where lovers lay

    as the myth goes, after the gods had been rejected from every home they had visited, philemon and baucis were the only good people left in the world; the gods flooded the rest of the city leaving only the small cottage
    hence the line "above the city in the raincloud i poked a hole and let it drain out"
    asdcsgfon May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lime tree is the symbol of conjugal love, the quality, hospitality and modesty. This symbolism is to decrease/go back on Ovids narration of Philemon and Baucis, the old married couple, the nothing more desired than dying itself together, so that none of them would have to experience the death of the other one. Zeus met this desire, when death came to them, to them transformed it the two into trees; Philemon into an oak and Baucis into a lime tree.

    knowing this, its easier to decipher what this song actually means

    its a song about intense love for a soulmate
    the line "i was hiding in the lime tree" is his way of saying he was waiting for his mate all along in a place where lovers lay

    as the myth goes, after the gods had been rejected from every home they had visited, philemon and baucis were the only good people left in the world; the gods flooded the rest of the city leaving only the small cottage
    hence the line "above the city in the raincloud i poked a hole and let it drain out"
    asdcsgfon May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf god=love then i could see it about being finding god.

    "we will last past the final round" ...I think he's saying we live on after death
    And parallel to the city streets....parallel and similar to life we live now
    Our broken crowns beneath our feet....being pure soul after we die, we're above our "broken crowns" or our old worldly minds/ ego's ...

    and maybe hiding in the lime tree means he was hiding in the idea of that conjugal love asdcsgf was talking about...
    but was it isolating him? or is that what it took for him to finally be found?
    KyleGrazeron February 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit is about finding God.
    loveserverememberon March 25, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning"I spark a match and watch the candle burn
    The wick runs out and love takes its turn
    On fallen angels and broken sounds
    We will last past the final round"

    The candle, meaning his happiness 'burned' out, he was burned out. But his love saved him from that(love takes its turn, on fallen angels and broken sounds) and that this relatioinship with this person will always last.


    Chorus:
    It took a while for you to find me (find me)
    But I was hiding in the lime tree (lime tree)
    Above the city in the rain cloud (rain cloud)
    I poked a hole and watched it drain out

    The person that he is talking about wasnt always in his life. (Took awhile for you to find me), You, meaning the one. One and only. The actual lime tree is where he hid from the world, reality, pain, in this poisenous world we live in, he was being safe, and didnt think his One and Only would come along.

    (above the city in the rain cloud) The place he lived, rain cloud meaning, he was depressed. (i poked a hole and wacthed it drain out) his life was drained, he was drained, depressed...etc



    Im parellel to the city streets
    Our broken crowns beneath our feet
    But as we walk across the diamonds (diamonds)
    We know that love is always shining (shining)
    So save me love save me all the time
    I'll wash you down with a simple sip of wine
    And toast my glass to all my loved ones
    To let them know that the stars oh they still shine

    (But as we walk across the diamonds, we know that love is always shining)
    Diamonds, they are beautiful, but sharp. Meaning, the beautiful things in life, may end up hurting you. (We know that love is always shining) meaning, that with love, you will be alright.

    (So save me love,save me all the time)
    this person that he 'loves' has the ability to save him, make him forget about everything else.

    (Ill wash it down with the simple sip of wine) meaning, he doesnt use alcohol to get rid of his depression, or the sadness in his life. simple sip

    (toast my glass to all my loved ones, to let them know that the stars, well yeah they still shine)
    pretty apparent what this means.




    one of the most incredible songs i know<3
    trevor hall is a genius

    avery

    averysoolameon May 03, 2011   Link

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