Chopping Cherry Trees

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she lives in a cherry tree
right outside her house
the place she calls her home
she never knows the words
to any of his songs
but she always sings along

he follows her where she goes
in the supermarket aisle
they'd exchange a smile
but she never knows his name
despite seeing him twice a day
it keeps him insecure

you can't undo
what you did to break this
and what it takes to make it new

you can't trace it... it's always changing
all your faces... keep re-arranging
you can't fake it... it's all your making
there's no stasis... not worth escaping

around we go... with heads on a cable

she moved back inside her house
now that her cherry tree is gone
collapsed out in the yard
and she never could explain
why she never saw him again
didn't know that she axed him dead


from What it sees | Where it sleeps, released April 23, 2011
Written by Matt Allen with Ghostly Heart
Produced by Perry Blanchard



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Ghostly Heart Madison, Wisconsin

Ghostly Heart presents hauntingly psychedelic garage rock driven by a post-rock pulse. Freshly forged from the still-glowing embers of The Selfish Gene in Madison, WI, the three-piece band pumps tautly synchronous guitar-rock through reverb-rich veins of catchy melody. Harmonic vocals hover above and between the bars of songs written to linger in the heads of listeners long after the last beat. ... more

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