"Family Tree" as written by and Kyp Malone David Sitek....
Under my love
Wake up to your window
The day calls in billows
It's echoing moonlight on to the blue nightmare of your heart
In cosy red rainbow
It's shaking off halos
And the memory of our sacred so and so's

Oh take my hand sweet
Complete your release and bury your feet
And married we'll be
Alone in receiving ours is a feeling not that they would see
They don't know that we could be
That way your cradle escaped the sea
?

Were laying in the shadow of your family tree
Your haunted heart and me
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the gallows of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep it young

I'll be your mind
Is it safe to say that we've waited patiently
Call me on time
And well go over to nanas place disgracefully
Fall into line
There's the garden grave and a place they've saved for you
I'll fall by your side
?

Were laying in the shadow of your family tree
Your haunted heart and me
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the gallows of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep it young

And now we'll gather in the shadow of your family tree
In haunted harmony
Brought down by an old idea whose time has come
And in the shadow of the valley of your family tree
There's a hundred hearts soar free
Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep us young


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"Family Tree" as written by David Andrew Sitek Babatunde Omoroga Adebimpe

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    Lyric CorrectionWow, years later and these lyrics are still not corrected. Anyway, I was listening to this tune and thought it'd be easier to just look up the lyrics rather than open up the gatefold and wade through how densely they're presented on the record art. Anyway, I wanted to check the missing lines here and found quite a few mistakes.

    Here are the lyrics as printed on the record's gatefold cover

    Anda, My love
    Wake up to your window.
    The day calls in billows.
    It's echoing moonlight onto the blue night.
    Mare of your heart.
    In cozy red rainbows
    It's sharking off hallows
    And the memory of our sacred so and so.

    Oh take my hand sweet.
    Complete your release.
    Unbury your feet.
    And married we'll be.
    Alone in receiving. Ours is a feeling.
    Not that they would see.
    They don't know that we could be.
    Down where your cradle escaped the sea
    And your raven haired mama. Caught told you-so's.

    We're hanging in the shadow of your family tree.
    Your haunted heart and me.
    Brought down by an old idea whose time has come.
    And in the shadow of the gallows of your family tree.
    There's a hundred hearts or three.
    Pumping blood to the roots of evil to keep them young.

    Ah me all mine.
    Is it safe to say that we've waited patiently?
    Call me on time.
    And recall the tune that has placed us gracefully
    all into line.
    There's a garden grave and a place there saved for me.
    I fall by your side
    though your silver haired mama throws told you-so's.

    We're hanging in the shadow of your family tree.
    Your haunted heart and me.
    Brought down by an old idea whose time has come.
    And in the shadow of the valley of your family tree.
    There's a hundred hearts or three.
    Pumping blood to the roots of Eden to keep us young.
    negatyveon January 27, 2012   Link

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