Alone as I sit and watch the trees
Won't you tell me if I scream
Will they bend down and listen to me
And it makes me wonder
If I know the words will you come
Or will you laugh at me or will I run

Little boy says to me
Where you goin' now son
I said, I don't know where I'm goin' boy
I only know where I'm from
And it makes me wonder
If the stars shine when my eyes close
Or does my brothers heart cry
I don't know

I'm a stranger in my home
Now that everybody's gone
Someone please talk to me
'Cause I feel you cry
And you're sitting with him
And I know I'll never see you again

Lying down in Charleston under the Carolina sky
You see I'm tired of feeling this pain
I'm tired of living my own little lie
And it makes me wonder
When I see you in my dreams
Does it mean anything
Are you trying to talk to me

I'm a stranger in my home
Tell me are you feeling alone
Someone tell me what to do
'Cause I'm feeling strong
And I wonder how you feel
Do you realize my pain is for real

I see you in my dreams
And I wonder if you're looking down at me
And smiling right now
I wanna know if it's true
When he looks at me
Won't you tell me
Does he realize he came down here
He took you too soon

And now my days are short and my nights are long
I lay down with memories of you
That keep me going on, going on
And it makes me wonder as I sit and stare
Will I see your face again, tell me, do you care

I'm a stranger in my home
Living life on my own
Right now I just can't see
'Cause I'm feeling weak
And my soul begins to bleed
And no one is listening to me, not even the trees
Oh no no no no no no no

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Not Even the Trees Lyrics as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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  • +2
    General Comment

    The whole album "cracked rear view" is basically an ode to Darius' departed mother.

    ascribe2thelordon December 02, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "I'm a stranger in my home" really gets to me,,,my mother died in 1999 and I moved 300 miles away from home...and every time I go home to visit, I truly can relate to the "stranger in my home" lyrics

    lfanning8on November 25, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about his mother not his grandmother, and i gotta say its one of my favourite songs of all time. but i dont understand why a little boy would address him as son??? can anyone answer me this? because it bugs me and ruins my perception of darius as a lyricist but i know he's great and theres probably a reason that i dont understand, maybe its cos im english i dont know??

    mattstfcon October 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is all about death of a Grandmother, a painful time, and helped me relate to mine.

    colinoson April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree with colinos, I lost my grandmother back in January of 2002, it was the last thing I expected, and being a Carolina native living in New York, I can totally relate to the words in this song. And now that my grandmother passed away, it seems like my family is falling apart and my friends aren't around any more.

    conklinon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i thought this song was about his mother, not his grandmother. i could be wrong.

    fadedjadedon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    no, it's his grandmother fade, the album sleeve nbots dedicate the song to her...

    colinoson March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i dont think it relly makes a difference who died.... i dont relly know but couldn't it really be applying to anyone?

    regardemylasheskgmon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is one of my favorite songs on the CD. they do a great job singing it at their concerts (which are always the best)

    dorkalerton December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The song is about his mother. I adore this song it is just so simple, beatiful and powerful. The line "Does he realize he came down and he took you too soon." just kills me everytime.

    Morning420on January 23, 2006   Link

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