The flower said, "I wish I was a tree"
The tree said, "I wish I could be
A different kind of tree"
The cat wished that it was a bee
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea

And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it
And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it

And the flower
Would be its offering
Of love to the desert
And the desert
So dry and lonely
That the creatures all
Appreciate the effort

Et le jackalope a dit
"Je voudrais être un yeti
Pour voler dans la nuit
Et m'en aller loin d'ici"
Mais le yeti a dit
"Je voudrais être un monstre marin
Pour pouvoir rentrer dans la mer
De tous les requins"

And the rattlesnake said
"I wish I had hands so
I could hug you like a man"
And then the cactus said
"Don't you understand
My skin is covered with sharp spikes
That'll stab you like a thousand knives.
A hug would be nice
But hug my flower with your eyes"

The flower said, "I wish I was a tree"
The tree said, "I wish I could be
A different kind of tree"
The cat wished that it was a bee
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea

And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it
And in the sea there is a fish
A fish that has a secret wish
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it

And the flower
Would be its offering
Of love to the desert
And the desert
So dry and lonely
That the creatures all
Appreciate the effort


Lyrics submitted by heroine796

Tree Hugger song meanings
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    General CommentI really like this song, and im kinda suprised that no one has commented.

    To me the song is about how everyone/everything wants to be different then they are.

    i just like how it flows kinda, so yea, totally boss song.
    pisciculuson January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's this song doing here? it's by antsy pants (which includes kimya dawson, but still)
    xk4thyon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah basically what pisciculus said

    nobody/nothing wants to be who/what they are
    we're never satisfied with what we're given
    twztdon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy and large, I agree w/ pisciculus, although the part about the rattlesnake and cactus reminds me of her other song So Nice So Smart, in that she loves someone enough to tell them to keep their distance from her so they don't get hurt.
    JackFrostZZZon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe non-English part - what language is it? And is there a reason on why it's there in the middle of the song?
    But totally ACE! I love this song, it's adorable. :)
    pt_staron March 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's french. It means something like this:
    And the jackalope said
    "I would be a yeti
    To fly in the night
    And I go far from here "
    But the Yeti said
    "I want to be a marine monster
    To return to the sea
    With all the sharks "
    Trevor Blackon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyric is so swweeeetttt. I thing the reason why not so many people know about this song because it doesnt belong to the Pop R&B and people didnt realize how beautiful are the soundtracks of "Juno."
    Nikasion March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't this song by antsy pants?
    harley.on June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya but its w/ kimya dawson....this song is soooo amazing i luv it!
    soccerblondieon June 18, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationokay the french part is:
    Et le chacalot a dit:
    "Je voudrais être un yéti
    Pour voler dans la nuit
    Et m'envoler loin d'ici"
    Mais le yéti a dit:
    "Je veux être un monstre marin
    Pour pouvoir sauter dans la mer
    De tous les requins"


    i know french and when you translate it totally makes sense.
    danibannanion April 19, 2009   Link

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