Japanese Maple

January 22, 2021 9:38 AM

Expanded version of this song, but this time we're in control and not in control. Both my mother and my wife's mother planted our placentas under trees, in my wife's case a Japanese maple in West Seattle. I don't know if this was a 90s trend among certain parents, or if it's still a thing or not.

the sun comes up and lights the dawn,
you turn thirty, i’ll turn thirty one,
hold me close and lovingly,
i’ve got you and you’ve got this song
in your heart

baby, we're not in control
our mother’s come and go planting birth trees
a Japanese Maple in West Seattle
baby, we're not in control, baby we're umbilical

the sun comes up and lights the dawn,
you turn thirty and i'll be gone,
hold me close and lovingly,
i’ve got you and you’ve got this song
in your heart

posted by Corduroy (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Such a great tune. I like the choice of alternating between in and not in control. I love that swelling melody on the word heart.
posted by umbú at 2:13 PM on January 25


This is cool - I like the way it develops. It sort of grows organically. Like a tree...?
posted by MajorDundee at 12:19 PM on February 4


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