Lemon Tree – I am perplexed!

And here I am with another song…

Most times, songs strike a chord because it mirrors a life, or inspires one, or triggers a memory, or compels a story.

But this time I am at a lost, perplexed.  I am not sure how I came upon ‘Lemon Tree’ by Fool’s Garden (1995), yet it is a current favourite on my playlist… 🙂

I suspect the upbeat, fun (and comedic?) tune attracted me.  My initial response to the lyrics was ‘how silly?’… then something happened.  The incongruence between the cheery tune and the rather despondent lyrics was irreconcilable.  Or is it?  The irony of the mundane existence is not lost, perhaps a light-hearted attempt to mask the yearning and disappointment, or… is it about loss of perspectives?

Listen, follow the the lyrics…any ideas…?

 

 

“Lemon Tree”

I’m sitting here in the boring room
It’s just another rainy Sunday afternoon
I’m wasting my time
I got nothing to do
I’m hanging around
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder
I’m driving around in my car
I’m driving too fast
I’m driving too far
I’d like to change my point of view
I feel so lonely
I’m waiting for you
But nothing ever happens and I wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
Sing, dah…
I’m sitting here
I miss the power
I’d like to go out taking a shower
But there’s a heavy cloud inside my head
I feel so tired
Put myself into bed
While nothing ever happens and I wonder
Isolation is not good for me
Isolation I don’t want to sit on the lemon-tree
I’m steppin’ around in the desert of joy
Baby anyhow I’ll get another toy
And everything will happen and you wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see is just another lemon-tree
I’m turning my head up and down
I’m turning turning turning turning turning around
And all that I can see is just a yellow lemon-tree
Yellow, wonder, wonder
I wonder how
I wonder why
Yesterday you told me ’bout the blue blue sky
And all that I can see, and all that I can see, and all that I can see
Is just a yellow lemon-tree

On second thought, it might just mirror a life… And I wonder…
 

-FlorenceT

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