Miguel's Tree

Song Length 7:36 Genre Country - Alternative

Lyrics

(Verse)
One day I was driving down Chandler Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley
When I noticed a tree completely decorated with flowers and little paper signs all fastened to the bark

Having a curious nature I pulled my car over to investigate further
There must have been thirty or forty hand-written and painted letters and notes all addressed to this fellow named Miguel who it seemed was just seventeen years old when he died
I couldn?t help but notice how beautiful the tree looked with all its colorful decorations dotting the trunk of the tree like psychodelic leaves
I stood there in the shade its new found beauty so dearly gained by the loss of such a young life
What must it feel like to have lived so long, seen so much, grown so tall and yet have no voice to tell your story what would you say if you had the chance?

(Chorus)
Please forgive me I didn?t know you were coming
I couldn?t get out of the way as you came crashing into my life the other day
You are so beautiful for a moment all the darkness disappeared
as you brightened up this place
While you were here, while you were here

(Verse)
The letters were from family members, classmates, friends?
One letter was about the fun they had together at a recent rock concert Another from a shy girl who apparently had a secret crush on Miguel. Still another told about how great Miguel?s smile was

I stood there for nearly an hour and was deeply moved as I read letter after letter.
All these different people touched in so many ways by this one 17 year old boy.

(Chorus)
Please forgive me I didn?t know you were coming
I couldn?t get out of the way as you came crashing into my life the other day
You are so beautiful for a moment all the darkness disappeared
as you brightened up this place
While you were here, while you were here

SOLO

(Chorus)
Please forgive me I didn?t know you were coming
I couldn?t get out of the way as you came crashing into my life the other day
You are so beautiful for a moment all the darkness disappeared
as you brightened up this place
While you were here, while you were here

SOLO

(Outro)
Please forgive me I didn?t know you were coming
I couldn?t get out of the way

Lyrics Will Ray/Jim Beus Music Will Ray/Jim Beus
Producer Will Ray Performance Buzzards
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