I dug a hole and filled it up with compost
Rested on the cool grass for a minute
I saw the future in a dream last night
There’s nothing in it


I set the sapling in the hole
Started gently tapping down the dirt
I saw the future in a dream last night

Somebody’s gonna get hurt, somebody’s gonna get hurt
I hope it’s not me
But I suspect it’s going to have to be


I dug my heels in for the winter
And I waited for the snow
But something was stuck up in the clouds
Something was stuck up there
It couldn’t let go

And when its time came I could see it happen
Blossoms black and sweet as Texas crude
I saw the future flowering like a ruptured vessel
Somebody’s gonna get screwed
It won’t be me
Someday I am going to walk out of here free




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Black Pear Tree song meanings
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    General CommentWhen he played this last night he said "I have two convictions. For one, I'm a hypochondriac. That's one conviction. The other is that I really am usually sick and about to die, and those of you who don't believe me are all assholes." and then he talked about being in Sweden and getting weird chest pains and being convinced it was cancer, and going to the emergency room and sitting there watching tv and writing this song. It was really great because the only light was on him for the first half, and Kaki sort of sneaked onstage for the second half. I really want this EP.
    ABookOnAShelfon November 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAh, poor John. Guy needs to take some iron supplements or something. At the last show I went to he says to us, he says:

    "It's uncommon for me to make it through a whole show without complaining of some physical ailment. I haven't done so tonight, but let me assure you: I am in excruciating pain."

    I love this song. Can't wait for the EP to be available on iTunes.
    MrDeliriouson November 23, 2008   Link

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