Plain White T's - The Giving Tree Lyrics

All the leaves on the Giving Tree have fallen
No shade to crawl in underneath
I've got scars from a pocket knife
Where you carved your heart into me

If all you wanted was love
Why would you use me up
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

I lie in the dead of night and I wonder
Whose covers you're between
And it's sad laying in his bed
You feel hollow, so you crawl home back to me

If all you wanted was love
Why would you use me up
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

Well, I see a trail that starts
A line of broken hearts behind you
That lead you back to me
The once sad and lonely fool
With nothing left but roots to show, oh

If all you wanted was love
Why would you use me up
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away
When all I wanted to be was your giving tree
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy?

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Plain White T's The Giving Tree Comments
  1. Darcy Miller

    RIP OFF, limp bizket, Behind Blue Eyes

  2. Supreme Leader

    At the beginning he kinda looked like Matt from demolition ranch

  3. Galaxy K!ng

    Why that kid have a knife!?!?

  4. Canadian Gamer

    I wish I could go to the concert

  5. TheCoxツ

    Vengo de parte de el Vlojs Peiper UwU <3 te amo Luis

  6. General Fletch

    Why can’t I find down the road

  7. el morro del el gaming

    Bengo de parte de blosg paper

  8. megatroy jip

    Vengo de vlogs papers niggas

  9. Ann Barrios

    Oigan bengo de parte de vlogspaper

  10. Star Bros Mario

    I’m gonna have to say this
    It sounds like Karma Chameleon
    Anyone agree?

  11. Nathan Pedneault

    This is good music, I could definitely listen to this all day

  12. Kirk Sander Niere


  13. •ღلąçҟʂUwUღ•

    Ssssssssssssss. Sacate a la verga

  14. carTe

    20,000,000 Giving trees

  15. T Library

    Thank you, Shel Silverstein ♥️ for inspiring this awesome song.

  16. Alyssa Stronach

    My language arts teacher made us listen to this song after we read the giving tree, this is one of my all-time favorites now thank you Mr.Barrett <3

  17. kelesar

    Why does it sound like they stole the music from Behind Blue Eyes by The Who?

  18. Deniz

    Greatttttt song

  19. UroDragon Channel

    ¡Amo esta canción!

  20. Aj Luck

    How long did it take for the paint

  21. Van Louie Subala

    I love this song since 2014

  22. Joven Koh

    who's here in 2019?

  23. Thoughts when High

    2:40 T.L I wish someone loved me like she did him.

    I just wish I meant something to someone.

  24. Debbie Ditzy

    I get sad then I think of my city. And I'm even sadder

  25. victor el crack

    Vengo de vlogspaper >:v

  26. demi starty

    Sneak 100

  27. PDXJack

    Like a pretty girl like that would strike out at the

  28. Ashima Wahal


  29. kwbfhw idndj

    Vengo de parte de blogs paper : v

  30. Marianne B

    delilah had ONE job

  31. Lil uzix


  32. José Rodrigo Treviño Gonzalez

    Vengo de parte de #VlogsPaper like si tú también :D

  33. Brayan :v No Lobyto_Ys Alias Wisito

    Vlogs peiper

  34. Cristobal Isaguirre

    Si soy especias por ablar español yes

  35. Luis Tapi

    Vengo de vlogspaper

  36. Madeline Van Zandt

    Starts at 0:21

  37. Black Star123

    +VlogsPaper saluden a vlogspaper, quizás no lo conozcan pero es un muchacho que se gana la vida prostituyéndose en las esquinas de las escuelas mexicanas

  38. Victor Ramos

    Vlogs paper

  39. Antonio

    vengo de blogs paper xD

  40. Luka Ret

    I love this song so much 😭😭😭😭

  41. keila castro

    Vengo de parte de vlogs paper.👇👍

  42. juses krist

    few ppl know about this song now but then people will start using this song in angsty shipping animatics and then it will have slightly more views

  43. シCysil

    I found this song! My mom and I always used to listen to this!!

  44. Morgan Shumaker

    Those 2 youngest kids in this video are my little cousins. I had no idea how famous this song was!

  45. harshit shukla


  46. Jack AC

    I come from Vlogspaper and I really do not regret it since I loved it. : D


    Vengo de parte de BlogPaper Saludenlo pls

  48. Jason R. Rich

    If you’re listening to this because you’re depressed, play it in 0.75x speed. Extra depressing👍

  49. jennifer moreno

    Like si vienen de parte de @vlogs paper

  50. Dylan Brinkman

    What kind of sick individual would dislike this?

  51. Vast jack

    I cry when i hear this song. This song reminds me of my ex whom.i still love.

  52. Hunter Terrell

    The book messed me up

  53. Maggie Quick

    I do dance class to this song😊

  54. Osmar Pareja

    Vengo de parte de VLOGSPAPER 😎

  55. Monks YT

    The little kids in the vid are my cousins on god

  56. Ptuffgong

    Beautiful. Nothing more to say.

  57. hogie brody

    The little girl in the beginning is my sister and the little boy is my cousin

  58. Marco Romero

    Vengo por vlogs paper :D

  59. Anbrox gamerYT

    Vengo de vlogspaper

  60. Saarthak Verma

    Why do they get views for such good songs

  61. Cristian Torres

    Vengo de parte de #vlogpaper

  62. nurul izzati

    The lyrics relate so much with what I’m going through. Broke up with my loved one because she cheated on me but i tried all i could to provide her with everything possible. She broke me completely. I’m devastated.

    Madeline Van Zandt

    dont waste your time looking for happiness where you lost it i know your prolly getting tired of being told to move on but you dont have to you can stop and wait you have nothing to run from while its good to move on ppl dont realize it takes time and it hurts to just be told to forget someone you wasted your life with

  63. Kinsey Brown

    Who’s still listening in 2019? 🙋🏼‍♀️

    Greedy Max Gamer 7

    Kinsey Brown me

  64. glencram

    Very cool song!

  65. Jeremy Heartriter

    Just stumbled across this song. Lucky day.

  66. el cris :P

    Vengo de parte de vlogspaper

  67. glencram

    Great song!!

  68. vicdeth rattlehead

    behind blue eyes?

  69. El Rincón de los Juegos

    Soy De vlogs papers

  70. Jose Garcia

    I think I was giving tree in the relationship

  71. Theresa Garcia

    Did you seriously burn a tree for propaganda?

  72. asd1234red

    Thins sounds like carnival of rust

  73. Gerardo Hernandez

    No entendí ni madres pero vengo de vlogs paper :v

  74. Anant Dan

    No one here in 2019?

  75. Wrexhammama

    Please make it available to download on the uk iTunes

  76. Zrob

    Smoky the Bear has left the chat

    Madeline Van Zandt

    lol the boi snatched the trees leaf weave

  77. Hakan Dursun

    Brilliant !

  78. John Langley


  79. Madeline Mackey

    My friend who passed away, loved this song. Friday was her birthday. 😭😟💜

    Madeline Van Zandt

    im sure they miss you an are glad you think of them while listening to this song


    Madeline Mackey aw, hope you’re doing all well ❤️❤️

  80. kickerzx2

    This song help me get through the hardest breakup of my life. I would listen to it once a week. For a long time it was torture but as time went on the pain faded until one day I listen to the song with no pain or regret. I'm very grateful for the person that wrote this in the band that sings it and I hope it will help somebody else get through a time in their life get me otherwise seem like it will never end.


    It helped me through a few hard breakups too I know how you feel this song is amazing

  81. kickerzx2

    This is an amazing song. This band is very underrated.

  82. Ramiro Alvarez

    Vengo de parte de vlogs papers

    Anahi Ledesma L.

    Ramiro Alvarez xD

  83. Anisah Zainab

    Couldn’t get this song out of my head for a week!

  84. Rita Danks

    This is a great song that I can identify with in every way.

  85. FOXY fnaf


  86. manaswi budhathoki

    its 2019 already wow <3 still love this song the same

  87. Seakingcat

    When you give everything you have your love to the world and you still have it no matter how much the world hates you you still love life with a burning desire.

  88. Josh Stemple


  89. Guillermo Rivas

    2019 anyone? Still a great song, on my daily playlist

  90. steve akehurst


  91. Angela koloi

    I feel sad🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

    Madeline Van Zandt

    dont we all

  92. Estados para whatsapp

    vengo de parte del vlogs peiper :v

  93. mini pro

    Vengo de parte de vlogs peper

  94. AestHetIC mEmE

    My 3rd grade teacher had us watch this in class and i just randomly remembered it 😭

  95. Skyler Verloop

    Great song!

  96. Gomez G

    The intro..... holy shit thats hard !!!

  97. Jorge Andres Vargas Bello

    Vengo de mi tío Luis jajajajaja jajajajaja #papers

  98. Maxim YT

    Vlogs paper 👍