"The Orchard" as written by and Alex Brown Church....
Last night we went out to the orchard in the snow
There in the constellations, a big dipper far below
We walked through the blackness, felt the endless space around
And you bent down on your knee and picked an apple from the ground

Out past the forest where the Saint Lawrence lies
We heard the cargo ships go pushing through the ice
You turned when we heard them, your breath hung in the air
And you said, "Just 'cause we can't see them doesn't mean that they're not there
But I'm not afraid of what I can't see
Don't need a reason, don't need to believe"

We climbed up a latter that leaned against the hay
And out in the distance saw the highway far away
The headlights all sparkled, blending into the sky above
Where the moon was coming up, and I knew that's all there was
But I'm not afraid of all that space
'Cause everything I need is written on your face

Over by the barn in the dark, we heard the geese
They carried our boots past the naked little trees
We smelled the cold bark in the air and the sweetness of
The fruit on the ground, and the wood smoke above

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"The Orchard" as written by Alex Brown Church


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    My InterpretationI think it is about the loss of innocence through a combination of sexual maturity and the ideological death of innocence, as are most Sea Wolf tunes. The Orchard, and the apples, suggests a parallel with the Garden of Eden story - the seduction which takes place. All throughout, the orchard is represented as a beautiful and peaceful place, but also empty and cold. The element of nature is mysterious and dark, while the human element is warm. This is the effect that pulls the characters together. All of the lyrics are saying to me that these young lovers are going off into the woods to be alone together, but also striking off into the unknown and facing their fear of it together.
    invisispideron June 30, 2011   Link

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