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Title: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: pswik91 on September 25, 2013, 03:14:13 pm
Okay, so I've taken the lyrics from another post that I saw under the Live Shows thread and attempted to fill in the blanks to the best of my ability. Someone else can take the plunge and finish what I have and or correct it!  If this topic needs merged or whatever, someone please feel free to do so =)

The Willow

Find a love, go build a cabin
Find land and a tree, carving a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
Dirtmaking roads
Where the devil don't see

Lovethe green, so lucky you find it
Our memories, they
don't stay behind us

Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to grip straight through the holes

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
Imma back in the sun Would it fall upon me
I won't let you down, Man you will keep save my love
Save my love

Throw me the earth, a blanketa bounty
something about prayers?
The devil dries empty
And a babies' eyes
Ritual purifies every desire

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
Imma back in the sun Would it fall upon me
I won't let you down, Man you will keep save my love
Man you will keep save my love
Man you will keep save my love

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
Imma back in the sun Would it fall upon me
I won't let you down, Man you will keep save
let you down
Man you will keep save
let you down
Man you will keep save my love
Save my love
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: teresa on September 27, 2013, 02:32:50 pm
Thanks for this, I think you got it right.
I'm just not really sure about the part "Dirtmaking roads" because I hear "Dirt making rose"
And I don't know why but I always hear "Carribean wish"...
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: pswik91 on September 29, 2013, 08:48:08 pm
Oh haha, it's alright! Feel free to change/make corrections to it!
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: KULPDOGG on October 02, 2013, 09:47:36 am
as far as I know, we only have one recording of this, and she clearly says before the song "I'm gonna try another new one, this is called Willows" ...not "the willow" or "the willows"
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: KULPDOGG on October 02, 2013, 10:39:36 am
here's my input.
still, I don't think I'm 100% correct, but I do think I fixed a lot of things.



Find him a love, go build a cabin
If I lay under the tree, carving a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
The dirt make you roads
Where the devil don't sing

Love is green, so lucky to find ya
Our memories, they don't stay behind us
Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to bring strength through the heart?

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
And I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love

The soil of the Earth, a blanket, a bounty
In the dreams, in the prayers
The devil dries empty a baby's eyes
The ritual purifies every design

Our weeping willow keeps hanging above me
I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: pswik91 on October 02, 2013, 08:11:37 pm
here's my input.
still, I don't think I'm 100% correct, but I do think I fixed a lot of things.



Find him a love, go build a cabin
If I lay under the tree, carve him a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
The dirt make you roads
Where the devil don't sing

Love is green, so lucky to find ya
Our memories, they don't stay behind us
Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to break straight through the holes?

An arm of the willow is hanging above me
And I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love

The soil of the Earth, a blanket, a bounty
In the dreams, in the prayers
The devil dries empty a baby's eyes
The ritual purifies every design

An arm of the willow keeps hanging above me
I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
I'm back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love


Oh my gosh, I was totally off on some things!  ???  Thank you so much Kulp, for making corrections!
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: sarab on October 12, 2013, 08:10:54 pm
as far as I know, we only have one recording of this, and she clearly says before the song "I'm gonna try another new one, this is called Willows" ...not "the willow" or "the willows"

Yes, tonight she just said Willows.

I love willow trees, I wish I had one in my yard.  I've always wanted one since I was younger.
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: teresa on October 14, 2013, 07:09:38 am
The chorous actually goes -- Arm of weeping willow is hanging above me
I didn't hear it at first but in the audio from Rick you can hear it clearly...
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: Fred_Saboya on October 14, 2013, 12:15:09 pm
Find a love, go build a cabin.
Find land under the tree, carving a wish,
on your knees, planting seeds, the dirt making roads
where the devil don't see.

Love, i agree, so lucky it'll find you.
Our memories, they don't stay behind us, our minds are strong,
could it be enough to bring strength to the bones?

Arm weeping willow is hanging above me.
On my back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, and man you will keep safe my love.
Safe my love.

Soil of the earth, a blanket, a bounty,
and the dance is a purse the devil drives empty in a baby's eyes.
The ritual purifies every desire.

Arm weeping willow is hanging above me.
On my back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, and man you will keep safe my love.
Man you will keep safe my love,
man you will keep safe my love.

Arm weeping willow hanging above me.
On my back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, and man you will keep safe,
let you down, and man you will keep safe,
let you down, and man you will keep safe my love.

Safe my love,
safe my love,
safe my love.


that's actually what i hear (from the world cafe live performance).
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: Weisz on October 15, 2013, 04:04:19 am
I hear this:

Find a love, go build a cabin.
Find land and a tree and carve in a wish
on your knees
, planting seeds, the dirt making roads
where the devil don't see.


I kind of hear "our" instead of "arm" everytime, but i dont know :)

I really like this song, specially the melody.
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: sarab on October 16, 2013, 10:32:02 am
I agree with your stuff in bold Weiss. Pretty sure that's what ive heard live but I haven't analyzed any audio yet
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: KULPDOGG on October 16, 2013, 12:05:06 pm
I've heard it in person twice already, it is definitely "Our weeping willow"  no arms of willows.
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: sarab on October 16, 2013, 04:36:25 pm
I've heard it in person twice already, it is definitely "Our weeping willow"  no arms of willows.
yup
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: pswik91 on October 25, 2013, 07:19:50 pm
Thanks guys for correcting my horrible lyrics!! I attempted the best I can and I'm hoping she'll play these when I see her next month!
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: lilwizardman_gelo on December 06, 2013, 08:11:27 pm
I kinda hear
"Maybe you will keep safe my love" instead of "man"
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion, now "Willows"
Post by: pswik91 on January 26, 2014, 09:10:22 pm
If I could get my hands on some highly sophisticated software that would allow me to translate my piano playing to sheet music, I would have this song pieced together for you guys.  For the most part at least. I could try to upload a video somewhere of me playing the chunks I know to help anyone get started on some new music? :) any takers?
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: sevans1234 on January 29, 2014, 02:30:42 am
When analyzing this, I took into consideration that this song is lyrically very nature-based, helping me with deciphering the lyrics. With regard to the second verse, though, she mentions the symbol of life (a baby). And with life, comes death. Which ultimately brought me to the darker lyric of "the destine's a hearse." Because the devil (symbol of corruptness or an omen) is prominent, I think that the 'ritual' which Vanessa refers to, is to rid of the detrimental things in her life. To free herself from it all. Then in a way, she is suggesting that her deus ex machina is in the form of a man, admitting she is "lucky to find [him];" almost as if he may have been one of the things which "pulled her away from the devil." Okay, anyway, that was long-winded. Sorry! Here's what I found for lyrics! Enjoy:

Find a love, go build a cabin
Find land in a tree, carving a wish on your knees,
Plant seeds, the dirt's making a rose where the devil don't see

Love, I agree, so lucky to find ya
Our memories, they don't stay behind us
Our minds our strong,
But could it be enough to bring strength to the bone?

Our weeping willow (that's) hanging above me
Am I back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, and man you will keep safe my love.

Sew the Earth, a blanket, a bounty
In the destine's a hearse
The devil drives empty
In a baby's eyes, the ritual purifies every desire

Our weeping willow (that's) hanging above me
Am I back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you don't, and man you will keep safe my love
Man you will keep safe my love
Man you will keep safe my love

The arm of the willow that's hanging above me
Am I back in the sun, would it fall upon me?
I won't let you don't, and man you will keep safe
Let you down, and man you will keep safe
Let you down, and man you will keep safe
Let you down, and man you will keep safe my love
Safe my love, safe my love..
Safe my love.

Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: mikepepsi on March 14, 2014, 07:05:56 pm
I think maybe this was written regarding Vanessa's loss?

Find a love, go build a cabin
Find land and a tree, carving a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
the dirt plant a rose,
Where the devil don't see

Love thy green, so lucky you find it
Our memories, they
don't stay behind us
Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to bring strength to the bone

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
Now I'm back in the sun, will it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, Man you will keep safe my love
Safe my love

Sow the earth, blanket a bounty
in our destinies hearse
the devil drives empty
And a babies' eyes
The ritual purifies every design

Arm of the willow is hanging above me
I'm back in the sun Would it fall upon me
I won't let you down, Maybe youll keep save my love
Maybe youll keep save my love
Man you will keep save my love

Arm of the willow, hanging above me
My back in the sun, Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down, Maybe you will keep safe
let you down
Maybe you will keep safe
let you down
Man you will keep safe my love
Save my love
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: KULPDOGG on June 18, 2014, 07:44:27 pm
Willows. possible album version official lyrics:



Find a love, go build a cabin
If I lay under the tree, carving a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
The dirt making roads
Where the devil don't see

Love, I agree, so lucky to find ya
Our memories, they don't stay behind us
Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to bring strength to the bones?

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love

Soil of the Earth, a blanket, a bounty
In the distance of hers
The devil dries empty in a baby's eyes
The ritual purifies every design

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would you lay beside me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love

And our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would you lay beside me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: lilwizardman_gelo on June 18, 2014, 10:16:00 pm
Willows. possible album version official lyrics:



Find a love, go build a cabin
If I lay under the tree, carving a wish
On your knees, plant seeds
The dirt making roads
Where the devil don't see

Love, I agree, so lucky to find ya
Our memories, they don't stay behind us
Our minds are strong
Could it be enough to bring strength to the bones?

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would it fall upon me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
Safe, my love

Soil of the Earth, a blanket, a bounty
In the distance of hers
The devil dries empty in a baby's eyes
The ritual purifies every design

Our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would you lay beside me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love
The man you will keep safe, my love

And our weeping willow is hanging above me
I'm'a back in the sun
Would you lay beside me?
I won't let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe
Let you down
The man you will keep safe, my love


I hear "In the distance a hearse
The devil drives empty"
Title: Re: The Willow (Lyrics) (new song 9/10/2013) lyrics discussion
Post by: sarab on October 31, 2015, 04:23:12 pm
i figured I'd write this here since it's willow - specific and not the album in general..
I just realized today that there is no violin in the studio version!  What it thought was plucking must be guitar because skye/violin is not listed in the song :( super bummed because the jig-like quality I love in the live version is a bit lost in the stuido.  It's definitely still there and I still love the song, but sad about the strings.  I'm glad we have the option of listening to the live version on the delux album.