The Trees

While browsing through some music earlier I was reminded of how much I like the lyrics to Rush’s song The Trees. If you’ve never heard the song or are not familiar with the words, please take a moment to consider it and the message contained within.There is unrest in the forest,There is trouble with the trees,For the maples want more sunlightAnd the oaks ignore their please.The trouble with the maples,(And they’re quite convinced they’re right)They say the oaks are just too loftyAnd they grab up all the light.But the oaks can’t help their feelingsIf they like the way they’re made.And they wonder why the maplesCan’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 headsSo the maples formed a unionAnd 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 equalBy hatchet, axe, and saw.

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