Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not Even the Trees

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 coming from"

And it makes me wonder
If the stars shine when my eyes close
Or does my brothers heart cry
I don't know
You see, I'm tired of this pain
I'm tired of living my own little lie

And I 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 wonder if you are looking down at me
And smiling right now
I wanna know if it's true
When he looks at me
Won't you tell him 
Does he realize he came down here
And 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

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
Because I'm feeling weak
And my soul begins to bleed
And no one is listening to me
Not even the trees.

   Not Even The Trees, Lyrics Incomplete
Hooty and the Blowfish

I love listening to music, the phrasing of the words that the artist creates. Some are personal to me; some of the words-usually not the whole song-speak to me.  Some lyrics are just beautiful because they are. This is one of those songs. You start out thinking it's about  a jilted lover, but realize it's about someone who's died. I can apply some of the words to my life, but surely, not all. Do lyrics speak to you? Do they move you? Do they say what you want, but can't seem to find the words to say?


  1. Lyrics speak to me, too. I like to listen to loud, angry music, but the lyrics usually don't match the "sound". I don't "look" like the music I gravitate towards either. You seem so comfortable expressing yourself through your blog Ms.Patty!

  2. oh my goodness! when i started ready that i was completely sucked in!

    what a great song! love those words! some of those words... VERY true for me!

    hey you're on twitter? i just got on there too! :D

  3. I love lyrics....I may be obsessed with them. I google them all the time. And I sometimes love songs even when I don't love or agree with the lyrics. I can appreciate the artist's point of view, maybe. I love your posts and am tickled that you have joined us in blog world.

  4. thanks for inspiring me,blogging friends, and edie-for inviting me into this whole other dimension!! ;)