10,000 Maniacs - Cherry Tree Lyrics

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Over your shoulder, please don't mind me if my eyes have fallen onto your magazine for I've been watching and wondering why your face is changing with every line you read. All those lines and circles, to me, a mystery. Eve pull down the apple and give taste to me. If she would be wonderful, but my pride is in the way. I cannot read to save my life, I'm so ashamed to say.
I live in silence, afraid to speak of my life of darkness because I cannot read. For all those lines and circles, to me, a mystery. Eve pull down the apple and give taste to me. If she could it would be wonderful. Then I wouldn't need someone else's eyes to see what's in front of me. No one guiding me.
It makes me humble to be so green at what every kid can do when he learns A to Z, but all those lines and circles just frighten me and I fear that I'll be trampled if you don't reach for me. Before I run I'll have to take a fall. And then pick myself up, so slowly I'll devour every one of those books in the Tower of Knowledge.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Matter Here?
  • 2 Hey Jack Kerouac
  • 3 Like the Weather
  • 4 Cherry Tree
  • 5 The Painted Desert
  • 6 Don’t Talk
  • 7 Peace Train
  • 8 Gun Shy
  • 9 My Sister Rose
  • 10 A Campfire Song
  • 11 City of Angels
  • 12 Verdi Cries


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    writers: Bertrand Andre Poncet, Eric Christian Poncet, Erik Ron, Mathias Rigal, Paul Antoine Cordebard
    album: Track 4 in album In My Tribe
    release date: 1987-7-7
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:14
    producer: Peter Asher
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: George Massenburg and Frank Wolf
    recorded by: George Massenburg
    electric bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    additional engineer: Sharon Rice
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    assistant engineer: Shep Lonsdale and Duane Seykora
    assistant producer: Edd Kolakowski
    pedal steel guitar & mandolin & guitars: Robert Buck
    composer: Robert Buck
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596073820
    script: Latin