Penelope's Thrill

Penelope's Thrill

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Rock - Alternative | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Member Since: 2016
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Story Behind the Song

Wrote this song after tramping the twilight hills near Marshall Bluff in southwestern Wisconsin with my brother. Wrote the music and lyrics in a sudden flash, then recorded the song at home--recording all the tracks, mixing, and mastering in a single marathon twelve hour session....... Thanks to all the marvelous tone woods of my guitars for making this song possible--two acoustic guitars, plus my '79 Guild Starfire IV and featuring my Gretsch 5622T (with Bigsby):...... *Takamine EG523SC (spruce top, maple body), *Takamine GS330S (cedar top, mora tree body), *Guild Starfire IV (maple body and center block), *Gretsch 5622T (maple body, spruce center block), *Fender Jaguar SS bass (Agathis body, maple neck)..... **all with rosewood fretboards. ++I dedicate this song to all the trees in my life, especially the sweetgums that first encouraged me to play guitar.

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Lyrics

Winter Trees
Words & music by Timothy Walsh

Walking out by the willow tree,
walking out just you and me... I know....I know...
that there is nothing we can do
as the sky turns midnight blue...again.... Again.

Chorus:
We're looking out at these winter trees and
I can feel the roots beneath our feet--
the underworld runs so deep.
Looking out at these winter trees and
I can feel my soul spill through the sky.
Now I know how trees can fly...so high.

Walking out by the old oak tree,
walking out and you told me your life...your life
is nothing but a candle flame
flickering in the wind until the end...the end.

Chorus:
We're looking out at these winter trees and, etc.

Bridge:
Looking out here and you don't say it.
Looking out here and I could pray it.
Looking out here at these winter trees.
Seeing clearer in the twilight.
Seeing deeper cause there's no light.
Seeing that we're just two winter trees.

Walking out by the green yew tree,
walking out so you can see the way...the way
it thrives in winter, never dies,
roots run deep into the skies below...below.

(Instrumental Chorus)

Sitting under the sweetgum tree,
I played guitar so I could be within...within
the sound of the woodgrain when
it comes alive and wakes you and you sing...you sing.

Chorus:
We're looking out at these winter trees and...etc.

Song Length
4:54
Genres
Rock - Alternative, Rock - Classic


Lyric Credits Timothy Walsh
Music Credits Timothy Walsh
Producer Credits Timothy Walsh
Performance Credits Timothy Walsh