If a Tree Falls Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn Big Circumstance cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

Rain forest
Mist and mystery
Teeming green
Green brain facing labotomy
Climate control centre for the world
Ancient cord of coexistence
Hacked by parasitic greedhead scam
From Sarawak to Amazonas
Costa Rica to mangy B.C. hills
Cortege rhythm of falling timber.

What kind of currency grows in these new deserts,
These brand new flood plains?

If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 If a Tree Falls
  • 2 Shipwrecked at the Stable Door
  • 3 Gospel of Bondage
  • 4 Don't Feel Your Touch
  • 5 Tibetan Side of Town
  • 6 Understanding Nothing
  • 7 Where the Death Squad Lives
  • 8 Radium Rain
  • 9 Pangs of Love
  • 10 The Gift
  • 11 Anything Can Happen


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 1 in album Big Circumstance
    release date: 1988
    popularity : 113 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country
    length: 5:45
    producer: Jon Goldsmith
    engineer: John Naslen
    composer: Bruce Cockburn
    lyricist: Bruce Cockburn

    Album Information

    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    script: Latin