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DOC WALTZ: Music

The Mulberry Tree

(Doc Waltz, 2008, ASCAP)
June 30, 2009
Kyle Michael Neal and Doc Waltz
This song, with music by Kyle and lyrics by Kyle and Doc, describes the emotions of coming home from war, and trying to reconnect with one's self.
The Mulberry Tree

She's ….smilin’ at me from the top of the mulberry tree.
She beckons to me.
But I am wearin’ good shoes. The kind you don't use…
to climb… the mulberry tree.

She ….says she don't care. She ruffles my hair ..and wipes…
her face on my shirt.
I… just smiled and sighed. Takin' my good shoes aside…as I…charged…
the tree.

I tried so hard to remember what it was like,
back when we'd leave ourselves behind.
But now layin' here covered in stains from the
mulberry tree,
I can’t remember who I used to be.

I ....climbed up the tree ....so far that I couldn't see,
The place I stood below.
She.... took a‘hold of my hand, held me steady to stand and see... my good shoes below.

I tried so hard to remember what it was like
back when we'd leave ourselves behind.
But now layin’ here covered in stains from the
mulberry tree,
I can’t remember who I used to be.

It started to rain…. the rain bathed the stains away,
as we danced around the tree.
The rain washed through our hometown,
taking my good shoes on down,
to the bottom of the sea.

© 2008
Waltz Songs, ASCAP