Who Sang The Trees? Rush

RusH Hemispheres cover art

Some other versions of "The Trees"
writers: Joyce Kilmer, Oscar Rasbach
release date: 1978-11
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:45
producer: Rush and Terry Brown
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the Maples want more sunlight
And the Oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade?

There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream 'Oppression!'
And the oaks, just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
'The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light'
Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,
And saw

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cygnus X‐1, Book II: Hemispheres: I. Prelude / II. Apollo: Bringer of Wisdom / III. Dionysus: Bringer of Love / IV. Armageddon: The Battle of Heart and Mind / V. Cygnus: Bringer of Balance / VI. The Sphere: A Kind of Dream
  • 2 Circumstances
  • 3 The Trees
  • 4 La Villa Strangiato

  • Album Information
    label: Anthem Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin