'The Grandmother Tree', from AppleBlossom, has a dreamy, child-like feel to it, of two innocent, pre-adolescent children who, attracted to each other but having not yet bitten Eden's apple, would rather go play in the meadow on a lazy summer day than make-out in the barn.
|Adam fishin' on Presque Isle, Erie, PA|
Adam, I love your vocals, guitar work, and easy rhythm in this song. And Sam, I love your understated drumming. Beautiful work here. It reminds me a lot of 'Magnolia Moon', from Seals and Crofts' Takin' It Easy album, always one of my favorite (though mostly unknown) songs.
If you want, I will marry you
Once we both turn eighteen.
But you just laugh and run off
to the Grandmother Tree
In your bare feet.
There you swing underneath her tree
I can see your hair blowing.
Stars and tears are the same for me tonight
Yeah, their coming out bright.
I strip down to my barefeet
and wrap my arms around yours.
If you want, I will marry you tonight
while things are alright.
I call out to the Nightingale
and lap up the evening stream.
Watch over her as she wears her veil
watch over us we sing.