"Family Tree" as written by and Kyp Malone David Sitek....
Under my love
Wake up to your window
The day calls in billows
It's echoing moonlight on to the blue nightmare of your heart
In cosy red rainbow
It's shaking off halos
And the memory of our sacred so and so's

Oh take my hand sweet
Complete your release and bury your feet
And married we'll be
Alone in receiving ours is a feeling not that they would see
They don't know that we could be
That way your cradle escaped the sea
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Were laying in the shadow of your family tree
Your haunted heart and me
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the gallows of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep it young

I'll be your mind
Is it safe to say that we've waited patiently
Call me on time
And well go over to nanas place disgracefully
Fall into line
There's the garden grave and a place they've saved for you
I'll fall by your side
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Were laying in the shadow of your family tree
Your haunted heart and me
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the gallows of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep it young

And now we'll gather in the shadow of your family tree
In haunted harmony
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the valley of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep us young


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"Family Tree" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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    General Commentfirstly, i think you people are over-analyzing this song. not to say it does not have some "deeper meaning" (or even that it does) or what-not, but for me it boils down to that "forbidden love". not the fucking romeo-and-juliet-shit, but the subtle aspects of it. "well youre this way and im that way; but its okay" buts its really not. and thusly friction is created, be-it familial or societal or personal. to be honest, the song feels/seems very ironic to me, fuck, its even in the title: if you dont pick up on it then dont bother asking, just enjoy the music, which is SO enjoyable.
    ben.jamminwhiteon October 09, 2008   Link

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