The Girl in the Tree House

Story Behind The Song

This song describes my magical childhood in Woodstock NY. Everything in the song is based on actual experiences including the reunion with childhood sweetheart.

Song Description

I wrote this song after chancing upon my playmate as an adult and remembering my magical childhood in Woodstock NY. Everything in the song is based on actual experiences including the reunion with childhood sweetheart.

Song Length 5:19 Genre Jazz - Smooth Jazz, Jazz - Bossa Nova
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Enchanting, Delightful Subject Fun, Imagination
Similar Artists Astrid Gilberto, Sade Language English

Lyrics

Grandpa's woods were tall and dark.
They made for us a world apart.
A world where we could make believe.
A world where we could dream.

The tree house was a wondrous ship.
The perfect place to start each trip
To anywhere we'd care to go
That only children know.
Chorus
And I was the girl in the tree house.
And you were the boy who captured me .
And time was a game, a magical game, in the tree house.
The summers came and went so fast.
Enchanted days that could not last.
We grew up and moved away.
Like some unfinished play.
Goodbye to the girl in the tree house...
Pirates and mermaids. Ladies and lords.
Dinosaur hunters. Sashes and swords.
Pink lady slippers. On the lawn it was Tuesday.
In the woods there was no time.
And now by chance we meet again.
The years have changed us both, but then
It seems that you remember too
The innocence we knew.
When I was the girl in the tree house.
And you were the boy who captured me.
And life's still a game, a magical game.
In the tree house.

Lyrics Elly Wininger, Elise Pittelman Music Elly Wininger, Elise Pittelman, Stephen Miller
Producer Stephen Miller Publisher Mestengo Music/BMI
Performance Elly Wininger, Stephen Miller, George Kollder, Terry Martell Label Rabbit Hole Records

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