"Rootless Tree" as written by and Damien George Rice....
What I want from you is empty your head
Well they say be true, don't stain your bed
Well we do what we need to be free
And it leans on me just like a rootless tree

What I want from us is empty our minds
Well we fake a fuss and fracture the times
We go blind when we've needed to see
And this leans on me just like a rootless

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all we've been through
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothing to you
And if you hate me, hate me, hate me
Then hate me so good that you can let me out, let me out, let me out
Of this hell when you're around

Let me out, let me out, let me out
Hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out

What I want from this is learn to let go
No not of you, of all that's been told
But killers reinvent and believe
And this leans on me just like a rootless

So fuck you, fuck you, fuck you
And all we've been through
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothing to you
And if you hate me, hate me, hate me
Then hate me so good that you can let me out, let me out, let me out
Of this hell when you're around

Let me out, let me out, let me out
Of this hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out
Hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out
Hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

And fuck you, fuck you, I love you
And all we've been through
I said leave it, leave it, leave it
It's nothing to you
And if you hate me, hate me, hate me
Then hate me so good that you can let me out, let me out, let me out
Of this hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out, let me out

Let me out
Hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, let me out
Hell when you're around

Let me out, let me out, let me out
It's hell when you're around
Let me out, let me out, just let me out
Hell when you're around


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"Rootless Tree" as written by Damien George Rice

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    General Comment'Rootless tree' could be an image alluding to being 'shallow'.

    I think the song is about a relationship that the protagonist needs to get out of. He needs to let go of this person and the feelings he has for them because they aren't doing him any good. The other person in the relationship is the rootless tree, just using the protagonist.

    "What I want from this
    Is to learn to let go"

    I don't know, the song confuses me a bit. It's just an idea.
    AiR7oNon November 11, 2006   Link

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