I'll plant a row
Of eucalyptus

And they will grow
Up to protect us

They'll block the rain, oh
With their salty leaves

They'll keep the wind oh
From our short short sleeves

Well if he comes
And tries to find us

We'll just grab hold
Branches above us

And we'll sit up here
We will wait a year

We'll come back, oh
We'll come back when the coast is clear

Oh no.. oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no
It's a row, (a row), a row
A row of stumps surrounding us
It's bright and cold and lonesome
We must have cut them down in our sleep
In our sleep we must have cut down all the trees
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

And now the wind, it hits our sleeves
It's freezing we got colder
Older, we got older

Without those trunks surrounding us
I can see for miles tonight
And I think I see a distant light
And I need to find out what those are

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Sorry about the stumps
Sorry about the stumps
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

You're sitting here on bloody knees
Where once were eucalyptus trees

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
See you in the night

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
See you in the night
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no


Lyrics submitted by shrodes

Eucalyptus song meanings
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    General CommentThe song is about nurtured, and then neglected and ultimately, lost childhood dreams shared with a friend with whom the singer parts way now that their dreams are gone to search for a distant happiness .
    Animaniacon January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn- this song is awesome. One of the coolest I've heard in awhile. Will they be a one hit wonder? I guessed it was just a badass song about the environment, but the metaphor goes deeper it seems.
    tarzan05on April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI used this song in a montage I made on youtube

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    /shameless promotion
    RackinFootyon January 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about forgetting.
    sirgarycolemanon December 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how he built walls, and hid behind them, but something happened and now he's vulnerable. But then he sees light and things dont look bad anymore. i think.
    bayan93on March 16, 2012   Link

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