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about

Katie DeConto, vocals
Jesse James DeConto, bass, vocals
Laura Wooten, keyboard, vocals
Tim Wooten, drums
Steven DeConto, additional drums
Edd Kerr, guitars, keyboards
Eric Johnson, guitar

lyrics

when we were young
they told us a story
'bout a boy and a tree
he took its fruit
its leaves and its branches
that's why they call it
the giving tree
everybody loves
the giving tree

Listen, friends
I'm gonna tell you a story
'bout a girl and a tree
she lost her mama
when she was a baby
tried to fill the hole
with the gifts of the tree
everybody loves
the giving tree

Lights so bright
they gave her sight
fruit so sweet
can't help but eat
boughs so strong
it wasn't long
before the gifts made the girl
forget the tree
she'll never fill the hole
with the gifts of the tree
never fill the hole
with branches and leaves

Listen, friends
I'm gonna tell you a story
'bout a girl and a tree
the gifts let her down
and she cursed the giver
everybody loves
the giving tree
but she told me she hates
the giving tree

The tree grew old
it had no more to give
the old man had no need
he sat on a stump
and he found his rest
he was happy just to rest
with the giving tree
he found his rest
with the giving tree
and the girl could still climb
in the giving tree
she could rest in the vines
of the giving tree

credits

from A Beautiful World, released July 29, 2014
copyright Jesse James DeConto, 2014
Recorded by Edd Kerr at Edd Kerr Studio
Mixed by Greg Abate at Neon Audio
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

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The Pinkerton Raid Durham, North Carolina

"Glowing ... exquisite"
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"My favorite find of 2016 ... they echo tones of ... Ra Ra Riot and The National ... bright and bold ... The Pinkerton Raid is going to be a household name."
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"Glorious ... intricate and playful ... stunning elements of current indie-rock that recalls ... Sufjan Stevens, The National and Fleet Foxes." -- Emily Hinde, No Depression
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