"The Speed of Trees" as written by and Ellis Paul....
In my bed at night
I'm dreaming that im flying
At the speed of light
In two seconds
I'm brushing past
The face of the moon
8 seconds flat on
The surface of mars
I'm kicking up
The red dust
Drinkin' in bars

I lean back and raise a
Toast to the stars tonight

Dreamin' at the speed of light

Id just settle for
The speed of sound
Id step off this porch
And blow a kiss to this goddamn town
Id let off
One of them sonic booms
And break all the windows
In the living rooms
And blow off the hats
Of the boys
At the old fairgrounds

Laughin' at the speed of sound

And you say
Why don't you go then?
If you want to go
Why don't you decide?
Pick a road

Is it a train
Or a plane
Or a bride

Your love makes me move at the
Speed of trees
Ive laid down some roots
Grown a head full
Of make-believes
But up above me
Where the angels soar
They're rattlin' windows
Blowin' down doors

They look at me here
I'm planted square down
On my knees

On my knees
I'm asking for the speed of trees
The speed

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"The Speed of Trees" as written by Ellis Paul


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    My InterpretationThis song is like going through the phases of life. It begins when he is young and moving at the speed of light, everything is moving so fast for you and you are carefree about it. "Lean back and raise a toast to the stars". Then it moves on to a little bit older when he slows down to the speed of sound. Still breezing through life, making a commotion about it too. Then he meets this girl that wants to make him move at the speed of trees. "I am asking for the speed of trees" He has reached a point in his life he doesnt want to change at all. He wants everything to go as slow as possible so he can spend every moment with this girl. Its so romantic and amazing. I love this song, and all the metaphors used in it. Amazing!
    Katibug2689on November 16, 2008   Link

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