Mary Anne, do you remember
The tree by the river
When we were seventeen?

The dark canyon walls
The call and the answer
And the mare in the pasture
Pitch black and bare in its teeth

I recall, the sun in our faces
Stuck and leaning on graces
And being strangers to change

The radio and the bones we found frozen
All the thorns and the roses
Beneath your window pane

Now I'm asleep in a car
I mean the world to a potty-mouth girl
And a pretty pair of blue-eyed birds

Time isn't kind or unkind
You'd like to say
But I wonder to whom
And what it is your saying today?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Now I'm asleep in a car
I mean the world to a potty-mouth girl
And a pretty pair of blue-eyed birds

Time isn't kind or unkind
You'd like to say
But I wonder to whom
And what it is your saying today?

Mary Anne, do you remember
The tree by the river
When we were seventeen?

The dark canyon road
I was coy and the half moon
Happy just to be with you
And you were happy for me



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    General Commentfantastic. i can't wait for more new material, although Sam said this song took him 12 years to write so i'm not sure if all of it will be this caliber.

    anyway, i think this is just Sam reminiscing.
    MadeMyself7on October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA studio version of the song has been released with the title "Tree by the River". Thanks for posting the lyric.
    ruindpzzleon December 22, 2010   Link

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