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Reviews for "Apple Tree"

Amazing!

Musically and lyrically amazing I got the basic meaning by the second listen but the explanation in one of the comments below mine helped, maybe you should put it in the "authors comments" box. Its vary mesmerizing in a depressing sort of way you just want to sit and listen. Almost like when Gary Jules sings "Mad World"... But I would give you more props than Gary, because you wrote your own song and this song has more meaning to me than his XP.

monkeycat responds:

Yay! I love tht song Mad World... Gary Jules is pretty cool too which makes this oneof my favourite reviews so far! Glad you got the jist of the song without the explanatin!

K

Amazing

This song is very good. The lyrics are very deep and vague, but I think that adds to the mystery of the song. Thumbs up for you.

monkeycat responds:

Thankyou very much! Glad you liked it! Hope you get a chance to review the other stuf I have in the audio portal!

K

Good!

Musically, this song is really lovely. I love the sound of the guitar, the riff is memorable, and the harmonies sound great.

So why am I only giving this 7 stars? Two words: the lyrics. I fail to see exactly what the apple tree is supposed to be a metaphor for. The singer's overbearing parents? The part about God would make very little sense then. A codependent relationship? Then the part about waiting for the tree to pass away would make little sense (unless he's dating an 80-year-old woman).

Bottom line: I haven't a clue what you were trying to say with the lyrics here, and that's bad. You really should think your words through more carefully next time.

monkeycat responds:

I strongly disagree, there are many songs that make no sense. When a poet or a song writer writes a song we aren't always trying to communicate something to someone else, we are trying to get something off our chest that isn't always easy to put into words.

Thats not the case however with this song. It makes perfect sense if you know your literature. The Tree is a Metaphor for the "Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil" which is found in the account of Adam and Eve. Traditionally painters have portrayed this tree as being an apple tree even though the type of tree was never specified. In any case we all have a side of our nature which works to bring us down and this part of us can be traced back to that tree.

The reference to God hanging on the apple tree is Christ dying on the Cross and paying the price for our fallen nature. I didn't want the song to be blatently religious which is why its a bit obscure.

That is what the tree stands for. I hope it makes sense now...

K

Awesome!

This is going to be in my head for ages ^^

monkeycat responds:

Sweet... lets hope thats a good thing :p

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K

great song

The only one of your songs that is better is But a Butterfly.

monkeycat responds:

I'm inclined to agree... though I thought I would be the only one to think so! Thanks for proving me wrong!

K