Plain White T’s The Giving Tree Lyrics

Should've Gone to Bed Track Listing
  • 1 Should've Gone to Bed
  • 2 The Giving Tree
  • 3 Helium
  • 4 Haven't Told Her
  • All the leaves on the giving tree have fallen
    No shade to crawl in underneath
    I got scars from a pocket knife
    Where you carved your heart into me

    If all you wanted was love
    Why would you use me up
    Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
    When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
    Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

    I lie in the dead of night and I wonder
    Whose covers you're between
    And it's sad laying in his bed
    You feel hollow, so you crawl home back to me

    If all you wanted was love
    Why would you use me up
    Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
    When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
    Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

    Well, I see a trail that starts
    A line of broken hearts behind you
    That lead you back to me
    The once sad and lonely fool
    With nothing left but roots to show, oh

    If all you wanted was love
    Why would you use me up
    Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
    When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
    Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?
    Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

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