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


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Tree Hugger song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentFor anyone who doesn't speak french, here's a rough translation of the 4th verse:

    And the Jackalope said
    "I'd like to be a yeti
    To flee in the night
    And go far from here"
    But the yet said
    "I would like to be a sea monster
    So I could go on the sea
    With all the sharks"
    NooshXon March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song and i LOVE the entire JUNO soundtrack!!!

    OK... this song totally is about how ppl always wish they were something they are not like being someone else ... i mean... i'm pretty sure that's it

    and yes there should def b more comments!
    lyrical_butterflyon August 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, to me anyway, is just a long drawn out way of saying "The grass is always greener on the other side." The flower wishing that it was a tree is probably ment to be the very same flower that brings the desert and all the creatures in it such happiness, but it doesn't know how important it is because it's too busy wishing it was a tree, and has no idea that there is a snake hugging it with it's eyes.
    branfonon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAah. Appreciating distanciation. Maybe they read Deleuze?
    Th0rnon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? I love this song. It makes me happy. I don't understand it lol but I like it=)
    pottergirlon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so cute and kiddey :D
    Sounds like a song you'd sing around a campfire.
    sire_of_black_eyesson August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, not as much as Vampire though. That song cracks me up every time!
    minimegooseyon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto be a cactus with a pink flower on it could be to be a guarded person but who loves everything and everyone. And the snake...and the tree... and the whole song is just awsomelol. becically its abotu eveybody wanteing to be liek someone else who is opposite of them.
    ksmith08on March 26, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thought this was by kimya dawson.
    emilyheartsrockon December 20, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentoh okay never mind i see, it's feat. kimya.
    emilyheartsrockon December 20, 2008   Link

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