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The Tree Eaters

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FeaturingJavolenus, Martijn de Boer
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A simple one take vocal recording along with Javolenus’ guitar (and a few bass notes from Martijn at the end).

The words:
I hear the tree eaters
most every day
I live in the suburbs
that’s just the way

They’re thought of as weeds
not as what God made
and the people that eat them
are just getting paid

They ate the great Beech
at the top of the hill
If they hadn’t been hungry
we’d drive under it still

but it lost a small branch
at the top of it’s crown
so the destroyers determined
it all had to come down

Carol works downstairs
She’s a librarian
There’s a tree outside her window
A stout centenarian

Until a couple weeks ago
the eaters ate that too
They have voracious appetites
All the trees I’ve loved are screwed

Last year they ate the town forest
Cleaning it up they said
Somehow they’ll make it healthier
by making it half dead

I swear I can’t take much more of this
To me it seems insane
I wonder if they’ll stop eating
before no trees remain

"The Tree Eaters"
by Speck

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