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Black Pear Tree
Black Pear Tree

Album

Black Pear Tree EP

Released

2008

Artist

the Mountain Goats & Kaki King

Length

3:46

Next Track

"Mosquito Repellent"

Black Pear Tree is the first song on the collaboration EP Black Pear Tree. Kaki King sings lead vocals on the studio version; when she and the Mountain Goats toured together, she would often split lead vocals with John Darnielle.

LyricsEdit

I dug a hole and filled it up with compost
Rested on the cool grass for a minute
I saw the future in a dream last night
There's nothing in it

I set the sapling in the hole
Started gently tamping down the dirt
I saw the future in a dream last night
Somebody's gonna get hurt, somebody's gonna get hurt
I hope it's not me
But I suspect it's going to have to be

I dug my heels in for the winter
And I waited for the snow
But something was stuck up in the clouds
Something was stuck up there
It couldn't let go

And when its time came I could see it happen
Blossoms black and sweet as Texas crude
I saw the future flowering like a ruptured vessel
Somebody's gonna get screwed
It won't be me
Someday I am going to walk out of here free

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