"Hanging Tree" as written by Suzanne Collins, Jeremy Fraites and Wesley Schultz....
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree
Are you

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of hope
Side by side with me
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree

Are you (you)

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree


Lyrics submitted by Joeyslushi

"The Hanging Tree [Rebel Remix]" as written by James Howard Jeremy Fraites

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song is from the prospective of the dead man in the tree. He "bade his love to run, so we'd both be free", but obviously he did not make it.

    Interestingly, the song is clear that three men were murdered, but it is not clear by whom they were killed. The implication of the song is either a) they both are murderers, now his ghost longs for her to join him in death, or b) the dead man was not the killer - his "love" was, and his ghost now hungers for vengeance.

    This song inherits a tradition of dark, haunting, even sinister folk music and art from a similar vein down through the centuries.
    tmoulderon January 16, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMakes no fucking sense. Problem Solved.
    PsychoTrainon January 03, 2015   Link

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