The Tree that Lived and Died Right Before My Eyes


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Made this seed of mine
Grow tall.
A tree so strong,
It’s all around me now.

But every little thing I do
Is poison to these tender roots.
The ways I try to make it grow,
The branches break and leaves will blow.

New rain.
Made this tree of mine
Grow apples.
Flowers fall.
They’re all around me now.

Life is gone.
This tree of mine
Is just hanging on a hope.
You say
If I really want the leaves to show
On it’s own.
Leave it alone
And just let it grow.

Title:  “The Tree That Lived and Died Right Before My Eyes

Album:  “On: Audio”

BPM:  108

Key Signature:  E

Time Signature:  4/4

Subject:  Natural Growth / Interference / Letting Things Be As They Are


A man watches excitedly as the seed he planted in the ground sprouts and begins to form a beautiful little tree.

With enthusiasm, the man does everything he can to help the little sapling grow tall and strong, but he finds his hands to be too big and his manner too clumsy for the delicate nature of the little sprout and its tiny buds.

After repeat attempts to make things right for his little tree, the man finds that he has in fact only made things worse. The tree is left broken and on the verge of death.

Sitting back, the man refrains from any further intervention and he let a natural course restore the tree to back to health.


  • Ben Wylie:  Composition / Lyrics / Production / Vocals / Guitar
  • Aaron Wylie:  Composition / Production / Keys / Programming
  • Jason Nickel:  Bass
  • Nathan Wylie:  Drums
  • Richard Dolmat:  Production / Engineering


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