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Lemon tree lyrics

 

[Verse 1]
I’m sittin’ here in the boring room
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I’m wastin’ my time, I got nothin’ to do
I’m hangin’ around, I’m waitin’ for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder


I’m drivin’ around in my car
I’m drivin’ too fast, I’m drivin‘ too far
I’d like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely, I’m waitin’ for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder

[Chorus]
I wonder how, I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue, blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon tree

I’m turnin’ my head up and down
I’m turnin’, turnin’, turnin’, turnin’, turnin’ around
And all that I can see is just another lemon tree

[Bridge 1]
Sing!
Dap-dadada-dadpm-didap-da
Dadada-dadpm-didap-da
Dap-didili-da

[Verse 2]
I’m sittin’ here, I missed the power
I’d like to go out, takin’ a shower
But there’s a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired, put myself into bed
Well, nothing ever happens and I wonder

[Bridge 2]
Isolation is not good for me
Isolation, I don’t want to sit on the lemon tree

[Verse 3]
I’m steppin’ around in the desert of joy
Baby, anyhow I’ll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder

[Chorus]
I wonder how, I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue, blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon tree
I’m turnin’ my head up and down
I’m turnin’, turnin’, turnin’, turnin’, turnin’ around

And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon tree
And I wonder, wonder
I wonder how, I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue, blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon tree

Lemon tree lyrics

Lemon tree lyrics peter paul and mary

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me
“Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree.”
“Don’t put your faith in love, my boy”, my father said to me
“I fear you’ll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree.”

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie
A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my father’s words from me:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

One day she left without a word. She took away the sun
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done
She’d left me for another, it’s a common tale but true
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

Lemon tree lyrics meaning

The Lemon Tree song was written by a band formed in 1991. Coincidentally or not, it aligns with the dissolution of two major countries in that time:

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. The song was written by the Fool’s Garden band, which was a German band. That means that the people who wrote the song must have been living during the time of the Berlin Wall and witnessed its fall.

Most people living in Germany were happy about the fall of the wall, but this song, however, presents a strange and interesting thought. It seems as if the protagonist in this song regrets the fall of the Soviet Union.

Lemon tree very pretty lyrics and chords

[Intro]
D  A7/C#  Bm7  A7  Gmaj7  A  D  A  D
 
 
[Verse 1]
     D     A7     D              D      A7      D
When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,
      D        A7/C#  Bm     D/A      G6     A7    D
"Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree."
       G        F        G                 G      F       Em
"Don't put your faith in love, my boy", my father said to me,
   D#                    G                Am7    D7    G7
"I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree."
 
 
[Chorus]
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C     A7
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
 
 
[Verse 2]
    D     A7        D          D            A7    D
One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie
  D       A7/C#      Bm       D/A        G6         A7     D
A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky.
   G           F      G              G         F     Em
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
    D#           G               Am7      D7         G7
the music of her laughter hid my father's words from me:
 
 
[Chorus]
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C     A7
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
 
 
[Verse 3]
    D       A7       D          D          A7      D
One day she left without a word. She took away the sun.
    D      A7/C#    Bm     D/A     G6        A7      D
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
      G       F     G             G      F        Em
She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true.
  D#             G           Am7        D7       G7
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:
 
 
[Chorus]
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
      C    F    C      F       C     F         G7
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
        G7                G7         G7          C
but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
 
 
[Outro]
      G
Lemon tree (lemon tree)
      C
Lemon tree (lemon tree)
      G
Lemon tree (lemon tree)
      C                 C
Lemon tree (lemon tree)
 

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