Cat Stevens King of Trees Lyrics

Buddha and the Chocolate Box Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Music
  • 2 Oh Very Young
  • 3 Sun/C79
  • 4 Ghost Town
  • 5 Jesus
  • 6 Ready
  • 7 King of Trees
  • 8 A Bad Penny
  • 9 Home in the Sky
  • He was the King of trees
    Keeper of the leaves
    A deep green god of young
    Love stained memory
    We used to meet by him
    Far from the hustling town
    I loved you
    Now they've come to cut you down
    Down

    He was the guardian of days
    We held the same
    Beneath the shade he gave
    Shelter from the rain
    Oh Lord how its empty now
    With nothing save the breeze
    Now they've come to burn the leaves
    Don't burn the leaves

    And if my mind breaks up
    In all so many ways
    I know the meaning of
    The words I love you
    And if my body falls inside
    An early grave
    The forest and the evergreens
    Are coming to take me back
    So slowly as I roll
    Down the track

    The forest and the evergreens
    Are coming to take me back
    The forest and the evergreens
    Are coming to take me back
    Please take me back

    He was the King of trees
    Keeper of the glades
    The way he enchanted my life
    Makes me so amazed
    We used to meet by him
    Many years ago
    I love you
    Now they've come to lay the road
    Don't lay the road

    Written by: Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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