The TreeP

by Dave Giles

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released July 19, 2015

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Track Name: The Tree Song
Hanging around just waiting
For my leaves to fall

The people used to notice me
When I was 3 feet tall

I miss the days they carved their
Names into my skin

Why do I stay the same
When everything is changing

One of these days
I will wake and they’ll be blue birds singing
Hope
Doesn’t have to fade
Just open up your eyes
You’ll find that love will find a way

Now it seems I’m losing friends
They’re being turned to stone

There’s nothing like the autumn time
To make a boy feel old.

It’s getting hard to breath
The air has so much in.

Why must I stay the same
When everything is changing

One of these days
I will wake and they’ll be blue birds singing
Hope
Doesn’t have to fade
Just open up your eyes
You’ll find that love will find a way

If your sun don’t shine your leaves will fall

So send my roots down low
Cos I know soon that.

One of these days
I will wake and they’ll be blue birds singing
Hope
Doesn’t have to fade
Just open up your eyes
You’ll find that love will find

One of these days
I will wake and they’ll be blue birds singing
Hope
Doesn’t have to fade
Just open up your eyes
You’ll find that love will find a way
Track Name: Movies Suck
I’ve watched too many films
They all taste the same
They fall in love, fall apart
Then fall together again.
But love she ain’t that
She says
“its hard to get back on track”
She says
“There are some things
that you can’t take back”
And I know

It sucks
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie
I’m out of luck
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie

I’ve watched too many scenes
Where sex is instantly great
They hit the spots right away
No impotent mistakes
But sex she ain’t like that
She says
“first could you rub my back”
she says
“oh, it don’t work like that
but you’re on the right track"

It sucks
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie
I’m out of luck
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie

I’ve met love and I’ve met sex
I want them both with no regrets
No empty beds or dear dave texts
Yet every time I board a plane
My head is filled with thoughts insane
Of seeing you run through departures
Flanked either side by cupids archers
You movie makers aren’t my friends
Cos the truth I’ve found is that love, she ain't my friend.

It sucks
We’re not in a movie, we’re not in a movie
I’m out of luck
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie
It sucks
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie
I’m out of luck
We’re not in the movies, we’re not in a movie
Track Name: Fake Tan Blues
Now picture the scene
I'm at weather spoons with friends
Cheap drinks so the rounds come again and again
Suddenly the men lower their pints and go quiet
The orange brigade have arrived

Its an average night
where the outcomes the same
So I make for the bar just to shake up my day
I can't help but laugh
at this new friend I've made
She glowing, shes a fraud, shes a fake.

When did it start
This stupid obsession with how we look
And when did they start
Those insecure feelings
That makes us want to be someone else
And why should we care?

In my head I had this woman
all sussed out there and then
Her name, her job,
and the jobs of her friends
So I give her a bit of charm,
I give it all I've got
"Hello love, how you doing? do you come here a lot?"

Oh what a fool,
what a cock I have been
I just judged someone
by the colour of their skin
Her name was Claudette,
she had a law degree
She rubbed my bald head
before saying to me:

"When did this start?
This stupid obsession with how we all look
When did you start?
Those insecure feelings
that make you judge someone else
Why do you care?"

And I'll never get
Making all of that effort
Just to take away a look that is true

And isn't it sad
That I'll assume that you'll be
Like those dicks on tv that aren't you

And I'll be wasting my time
Saying you'll look better
When you can say the same to me

And I don't understand
The point of fake tan
But if I judge what a fool I would be.

When did it start
This stupid obsession with how we look
And when did they start
Those insecure feelings
That makes us want to be someone else
And why should we care?
Track Name: Beautiful Child
My oh my, a beautiful child
A beautiful child with big wide eyes
So much love, I can’t get enough
I love to see you smile

Watch you grow, discover your toes
Stare out the window and grab my nose
You appear to live without fear
Just going with the flow.

I won’t wish all your life away
I wonder what you’ll be
I hope the worlds much better than today
I guess we will see

But right now, you don’t give a cow
Just wondering how those wheels go round
Nice new trick, you’re learning real quick
Get up when you fall down.

Wave your arms, and learn how to charm
It tickles my heart, watching you dance
What’s that look? I’ll read you your book
Curious from the start.

I want you to look up to me
I want to make you proud
I’ll try and show you where hard work can lead
Am I being too loud

Not a peep, you’re trying to sleep
When it is complete, you’ll want to eat
Just like me, food makes you happy
Eat anything we see.

You’re getting so much bigger every day
But Don’t grow up too fast okay.

Dream big things, and spread out your wings
And try not to whinge, let your voice sing
My advice, is try to be nice
It doesn’t cost a thing.

So just smile, and laugh all the while
You beautiful child with big wide eyes
When we part, it tugs on my heart
Nobody likes goodbyes.

a beautiful child
I love you.