A seed fell from the sky
It landed on the grass planted its roots and just waited there to die
It felt the summer sun
It felt the winter's freeze
And then when the springtime came
The wind brought little babies

Tree, go high

Farmers come and farmers go
But the farmers and their children
My future they'll never know
I fed their family when times were slow
But they won't remember me
They'll just remember how much apple pie they ate in '83

Tree, go high

And I get envious when my leaves fall from the blue
And it don't matter no more that I ain't new to you

And I've been here for some years
All my friends are owls and deers
And I forget when you were here to out away these wooden tears

It's just me and the birds up here
Just me and the birds up here

And that day when you came with your kids
And hung a tire from my limbs
We played 'til the sun went down and you were gone again

The orange and the peach trees disappeared
They cut down the pines to build your home
You left me out here all alone

And like you here my roots run deep
I look ugly in the summer heat
I stole the water from my own seeds
And went to sleep

It's just me and the birds up here
Just me and the birds up here

And it don't matter if I'm living or dead
Just so long as your family's dead
They built a road right under my head
And marked me with a X of red

It's just me and the birds up here
Just me and the birds up here

And you came to watch me die
You came to watch me die
And you came to watch, fall, and die


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

Apathetic Apple song meanings
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