"Silver Trees" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
I hear you call me, branches break in the wind
and through the leaves and concrete you're gonna grow into something that death can't steal
a garden that gives, sprouts come up glowing
fruits of jade and golden silver trees to mark the legacy
of a life that finally learned what this means

the invisible choir sings you a voiceless lesson
so you'll always remember what grew out of decisions that death can't steal
lives that learned to give when it seemed there was nothing
oh, how much more it meant to those around we go
there's a rhythm soft and slow
you'll always hear the choir if you listen close


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    General CommentRocky is singing about giving back, commending the people who "give, when it seemed there was nothing." When you give to someone, you're getting something back, fulfilling something spiritually inside yourself. Rocky said the song was inspired by the Shel Silverstein poem "The Garden" where a man plants a diamond and jeweled fruit grows. This karma, goes around comes around idea, fits in with Rocky's love of Gandhi and his partnership with One Day's Wages.
    cbrow133on May 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about growing up and making an impression on the world or people around you .

    The first half is about growing up and becoming "someone". He puts in the song like becoming "something that death can't steal" and leaving "a legacy". It also talks about learning what learning what life means.

    The second part talks about the "weight" of growing up, making decisions that are so important that "death can't steal" them. I think the "choir" that he sings about is all the people arround you in the process of growing up, they are teaching you lessons, lessons that will stick with you so "you'll always hear the choir if you listen close".
    kony5669on June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNO! Youre completely wrong! This song is about death. "through the leaves and concrete youre gonna grow to something that death can't steal". As in, after your buried, things will grow from the soil your body is in, "fruits of jade and golden silver trees". It takes after the idea that if your buried, and a tree is planted over your grave, your soul will live on through the tree, and when a bird eats a seed from the tree you fly with the birds. This song is in no way about "growing up".
    iludoraon May 02, 2010   Link

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