Thanks for the reviews so far.
white hat wrote:A bit heavy on the Shel Silverstein
Reference entirely intentional of course. I didn't really have this book growing up. I was kinda of confused when some kids performed it as a skit for "Forest" week when I was teaching outdoor ed about 15 years ago. Seemed quite strange and I'd never thought of it like that. Even weirder that their counselor didn't intercept it as being sort of backwards.
milothefultz wrote:Neil Diamond. Neil Diamond. Neil Diamond.
I know I know I know - my voice just does that.
The lyrics make me think.
Thanks very much - that's about one of the best reviews I can get.
spinlock wrote:I *really* like this song, apart from two things. The part that goes "and I guess I feel bad" - I can't make out the harmony at this point. Could be deliberate, but if it is, I don't really like it. And the first word 'like', which makes me think it's a metaphor, but then it seems to turn out you're actually talking about a tree the whole time. (Or have I missed a subtlety?)
I'm glad you like it so much - see my note above Re:Shel Silverstein - so in verse 2 I extend the tree thing to the earth: water in veins, food torn from skin, juices from within (oil). As far as the backing vocals - this is what time pressure does.