The Dreaming Tree

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© robert peters jr.
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UploadedJanuary 19, 2010
TakenOctober 11, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure105.1 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Standing here
The old man said to me,
"Long before these crowded streets
Here stood my dreaming tree."
Below it he would sit
For hours at a time
Now progress takes away
What forever took to find
And now he's falling hard
He feels the falling dark
How he longs to be
Beneath his dreaming tree

Conquered fear to climb
A moment froze in time
When the girl who first he kissed
Promised him she'd be his
Remembered mother's words
There beneath the tree
"No matter what the world
You'll always be my baby."
"Mommy come quick,
The dreaming tree has died."
The air is growing thick
A fear he cannot hide
The dreaming tree has died

Oh, have you no pity?
This thing I do
I do not deny it
All through this smile
As crooked as danger
I do not deny
I know in my mind
I would leave you now
If I had the strength to
I would leave you up
To your own devices
Will you not talk?
Can you take pity?
I don't ask much
But won't you speak, please?

From the start
She knew she had it made
Easy up 'til then
For sure she'd make the grade
Adorers came in hordes
To lay down in her wake
Gave it all she had
But treasures slowly fade
Now she's falling hard
Feels the fall of dark
How did this fall apart?
She drinks to fill it up
A smile of sweetest flowers
Wilted so and soured
Black tears stain the cheeks
That once were so admired
She thinks when she was small
There on her father's knee
How he had promised her,
"You'll always be my baby."
"Daddy come quick,
The dreaming tree has died
I can't find my way home
There is no place to hide
The dreaming tree has died."

Oh, if I had the strength to
I would leave you up
To your own devices
Will you not talk?
Can you take pity?
I don't ask much
But won't you speak, please?

Take me back, take me back, take me back...

Save me please.

-Dave Matthews Band

22 responses

  • Luis Hatakeda

    Luis Hatakeda said (19 Jan 2010):

    Beautiful shot !

  • Jerome Skiscim

    Jerome Skiscim (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2010):

    very nice capture!

  • Hermosa Lee Kwan

    Hermosa Lee Kwan (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    awesome find!

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    This is amazing.

  • Elliott Negron

    Elliott Negron gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    This is gorgeous.

  • jontelle naquin

    jontelle naquin gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    love this, so beautiful!!

  • Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    very well done

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Voted....good for the theme.

  • Stacey Debono

    Stacey Debono gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Oh My Gawd...Im in love. Not only am I a DMB fanatic, but Im an inky goodness landscape b/w rocked this, my friend. You rocked the sh** outta this. Awesome!!!! Wish I could vote 100 times!!! What a way to represent one of Daves best songs!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    excellent picture, nicely done and voted

  • Nicole Lee

    Nicole Lee gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    Stunning! Voted!

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    Brillant. voted.

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Lovely shot!

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful shot! And one of my favorites from DMB. Voted.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski said (28 Mar 2010):

    Robert, this is beautiful black and white picture, excellent lighting and tones. Voted - you should frame this.

  • Danny Scholte

    Danny Scholte said (30 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful shot! Votes yes.

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    Got my vote! This is beautiful

  • Matthew Finley

    Matthew Finley gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    Great shot! Love it.

  • Jonathan Bratter

    Jonathan Bratter gave props (24 Apr 2010):

    beautiful. voted

  • Chuck Bruton

    Chuck Bruton gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    nice image

  • Marela

    Marela gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    voted....such a lovely image

  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett (Deleted) gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful. Voted

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