The Giving Tree Blues

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inspired by Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree


The Giving Tree Blues

My beeping machine suddenly broke in half
low quality, it wasn't mean to last
I know why you returned
it's not my first rodeo
come take what you want
I'm your convenience store

Your too old for all this climbing
on a steel horse you've been riding
there will be no more high fiving
while I'm still alive

Wheels on the bus keep going round and round
I will pretend that I'm happy now
you carved her name on the side of me
she'll break your heart
this I guarantee
all that and more

but I can never leave
I am just a tree
and I don't have any legs

you get a car
and you get a car
everybody gets a car

you get a car
and you get a car
everyone is getting a car
Love Oprah


from Books Are OK in My Book, track released July 1, 2017
recorded / produced by Mike Votava
recorded at MJV Studios, Seattle WA


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