Paper Tree

from by Allan Van Vliet

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Paper Tree

The sun is shining on your face,
the paper tree is laced
with strung-up flowers in funny shapes,
cartoon hearts that make my mind race.

A band of color blows me away
flooding out of the same old gray
It turns the night into the day
And I really have to say...

Hey
Hey

A bag of bullets falls from place,
A box of built-up woe gives chase
The red ink, it drips, erased
The mouse freed from him tiny maze

The paper trees erase the haze
The hands freed of their irons raise
The wooden ships hoist up their flags
And all those people at sea, they say...

Hey
Hey

I don’t know what I’m going to find
I don’t know what I’m going to find
Gonna get some peace of mind
Yeah

The sun is shining on your face,
the paper tree is laced
with strung-up flowers in funny shapes,
And all those people at sea, they say...

Hey
Hey

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from Before And After, released July 31, 2012

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Allan Van Vliet Portland, Oregon

Portland/Los Angeles

This is a real musical hodge-podge, if you ask me.

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