You told me the rain would be coming down
So I stayed inside with my bottle
I heard what you said, I always hear
I just don't learn so good, I know I should listen more carefully, more carefully

You said our love was like a bonsai tree
And of course, you were right
Oh, that's why, darling, it's a tragedy
To find me drawing bonsai trees tonight

Oh how the light reflected off you when you came to me
Ya floated like Mary into my darkened room
We were there once things were fine, I was yours, you were mine
We had it all, it was ours, oh my god, below the stars

And then you told me our love was like a bonsai tree
And I knew you were right
Oh, that's why, darling, it's a tragedy
To find me drawing bonsai trees tonight




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    General Commenthow is it possible this song has no comments, it's the best song off of Lightness. The meaning to me is an end of love, or a love that is shrinking. Still, an amazing song.
    frontman17on December 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about a man who loves a girl and when he tells her she doesn't love him back the same way. She tells him that their love is like a banzai tree, small and insignificant, but it is complex and beautiful.
    Justpretend825on November 01, 2011   Link

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