"Blood Tree" as written by and Mary Timony....
deep by the banks of the blood tree
you strangle me so delicately
so delicately
you strangle me

beneath the bells in the dim light
the moon comes out and we start to fight
the moon shines so bright
will we ever get through this life?

I don't care about you
and whatever it is that you do
doing drugs, popping pills
shouting out your window at girls

You showed me pictures of your ex-girlfriend
on the beach without her shirt on
and it made me sick
and I didn't tell you it did

Hey, baby with the wounded knee
you got caught up in cripple creek
hanging out with the jesus freaks
let me show you what it means to me

Jump back, put it down
shake your leg and turn around
shake to that sound
shake to that sound

I don't care about you
and whatever you want me to do
wipe your nose, take out the trash,
give and give and never ask

Go away, leave me alone,
go chew on your dog's bone
the only boy I ever loved
turned into a golden dove
and moved to California

Lyrics submitted by eyegouger

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    General CommentNo comments? Hmm.
    sorchahon January 06, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe last line is clearly about Ash Bowie from Polvo, who she used to be with; She used to sing it as "Moved to North Carolina," in reference to him returning to Chapel Hill after the breakup of Helium. The rest of the song is her comparison of following relationship to hers with Ash, and the myriad aspects of the more recent ex.
    Jestoon425on October 06, 2017   Link

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