Iron & Wine - Tree By The River Lyrics




Mary Anne, do you remember
the tree by the river
when we were seventeen?

Dark canyon wall, the call and the answer
and the mare in the pasture
pitch black and baring its teeth.

I recall the sun in our faces,
stuck and leaning on braces,
and being strangers to change.

Radio and the bones we found frozen,
and all the thorns and the roses
beneath your window pane.

Now I'm asleep in a car, I mean the world
to a potty-mouth girl,
a pretty pair of blue-eyed birds.

Time isn't kind or unkind, you liked to say.
But I wonder to who
what it is you're saying today.

Now I'm asleep in a car, I mean the world
to a potty-mouth girl,
a pretty pair of blue-eyed birds.

Time isn't kind or unkind, you liked to say.
But I wonder to who
what it is you're saying today.

Mary Anne, do you remember
the tree by the river
when we were seventeen?

Dark canyon road, I was coy in the half-moon;
happy just to be with you,
and you were happy for me.





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Iron & Wine Tree By The River Comments
  1. Kurt

    please put this on spotify. this recording exactly. please.

  2. Vinícius Thomazini

    Gregório Duvivier, é você?

  3. RecordWarped

    Heartbreakingly beautiful.

  4. James Cox

    "I wonder to who and what it is youre saying today" has got to be one of the most painful things to hear when you miss someone in your life
    I really wish i was still a part of her life

    George Layton

    It is wonder full you got to have her in your life.

  5. Kurt

    Did he record this song?

  6. EricBPK

    Why isn't Sam Beam famous.... ?? His singing and songwriting are superb...

  7. Jon D. Lambert

    It's funny. I was - am - I'm still figuring that part out - dating a girl named Mary Ann, and when I would go and visit her, I'd sleep in a car. And she's a potty-mouth girl. It's almost as if this song was written about us. Obviously it wasn't, but it's one of the most literally relatable songs I've ever heard.

  8. Justin

    being strangers to change

  9. Benji Smith

    beard was before you hipsters showed up

  10. paige

    The last line is everything

    Melissa Senger

    I was just going to say that :)

    Jacob Jones

    It really is.

  11. Gabriel Trevino

    Earth wizard!

  12. Luis

    The amount of views and likes on this video does not do justice to the awesomeness of this tune, in this setting, in this studio, and in this channel... Simply amazing!

  13. Sofiya Schug

    I wish he had more stuff like this the quality of this beats allot of the recordings for me

    fishin4fun

    100% agree he's way better live and fresh.

  14. Augusto Moreira

    ah puta que o pariu, não aguento nunca ter visto ao vivo =(

    bernardo stefa

    tamo junto vei

  15. Liam Chambers

    Tab, anyone?

  16. WinchesterRevolution

    Love this song! I covered this song, check it out. Hopefully I did some justice to this masterpiece.

  17. Roberto Cesar Borges

    These acoustic versions played at KEXP are so much better than the CD. I have discovered about him here and then i went to check the actual recordings. They are not bad, but kind of frustrating in my opinion. I like these here so much better.

    CaptainPlanetMoo

    I disagree, his albums are usually amazing and have amazing songwriting. He also has some excellent musicians that play for him! Check out Ghost by Ghost for some stuff you might enjoy!

    Adam Baker

    I agree when it comes to this song. I like the tiny desk version even better

    Patrick Azevedo

    I'm a huge fan of SAM BEAN, maybe not that much from Iron & Wine hahah! Nothing compares to this single guitar + voice of this guy

    calakiduki

    sam beam is iron and wine

    Seth Bright

    Personally, I always like the melodies more live, but I don't like how dry the recording is, at least on the KEXP recordings

  18. Valerio Petrunti Sisto

    wonderful

  19. METALD00M

    KEXP, you're the best, and I love you.

  20. surprisebuttsex42

    What a magnificent beard! The music is beautiful too

  21. JoseCoolVoice Salamanca

    I Just love this guy

  22. Guga Neto

    Hell Yeah. Sam Beam... This is the nicest guy ever. Really good songs and yet so underrated. tks for sharing KEXP