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The Best Love Songs with Lyrics Inspired by Trees

24 Jan, 2024 106
A woman in a peach colored hat and a white dress playing acoustic guitar under a tree

It is not new information that artists take inspiration from nature. Often, we see trees as a muse in song lyrics, poetry, paintings, and more. 

This makes sense when you consider the strength and resilience of a tree after a storm, the sweet way old oaks seem to live forever, and how they give and expect nothing in return. The whimsical way trees store wisdom in their roots, trunks, branches, bark, and leaves is something of lore. Yet, we trust wholeheartedly that the trees and forests hold some of life's most precious secrets. As for music, it is after all, universal.

Love songs that reference trees; now we are talking. This is something we can all relate to in the modern world. 

Here, you will find a specially crafted custom blend of love songs. So, depending on your mood, you will find the recipe you need in a love song. From the warm notes of romantic love songs to the melancholy cool tones of breakup songs to simple hum-along love songs with lyrics inspired by trees— this list has you covered.


Here’s the list → 

To listen to the playlist, scroll to the bottom  of this post and hit play.

Van Morrison, Tupelo Honey

"She's as sweet as Tupelo honey. She's an angel of the first degree. She's as sweet, she's as sweet as Tupelo honey. Just like honey, baby, from the bee."

 

Jeff Tweedy, Evergreen

"When I get back from wherever I go I'll look for you in the shade. A marker in the grass. I'll tell you at last you're not the reason I went away. Sometimes I wish you were the one who had left and I had stayed. Evergreen, evergreen... Have you even seen anything, evergreenEvergreen, evergreen... Have you even seen anything, evergreen?"

 

The Beatles, Norwegian Wood

"I once had a girl. Or should I say she once had me. She showed me her room. Isn't it good Norwegian wood?"

 

Cam, Redwood Tree

"Oh, redwood tree. Don't you recognize me? No, it's not much time for you. It's been decades for me. Oh, redwood tree. Sorry, I had to leave. An eager mind and a teenage heart. Can get hooked on a dream. I saw the world. You saw my parents grow old. You've got your roots and I've got the wind. The wind in my soul." 

 

Paul McCartney, Little Willow

"Bend, little willow. Wind's going to blow you hard and cold tonight. Life, as it happens nobody warns you, willow, hold on tight. Nothing's gonna shake your love, take your love away. No one's out to break your heart. It only seems that way, hey."

 

The Kinks, Village Green

"Twas there I met a girl called Daisy and kissed her by the old oak tree. (La, la, la, la) Although I loved my Daisy, I sought fame And so I left the village green."

 

Joni Mitchell, Cactus Tree

"There's a man who sends her medals. He is bleeding from the war. There's a jouster and a jester and a man who owns a store. There's a drummer and a dreamer and you know there may be more. She will love them when she sees them. They will lose her if they follow and she only means to please them, and her heart is full and hollow like a cactus tree while she's so busy being free."

 

Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud

"When my hair's all but gone and my memory fades and the crowds don't remember my name. When my hands don't play the strings the same way. I know you will still love me the same. 'Cause honey your soul can never grow old, it's evergreen. Baby your smile's forever in my mind and memory."

 

Mumford & Sons, Hold on to What You Believe

"I ran away. I could not take the burden of both me and you. It was too fast. Casting love on me as if it were a spell I could not break. When it was a promise I could not make But what if I was wrong? Oh, what if I was wrong? But hold on to what you believed in the light. When the darkness has robbed you of all your sight and oh, hold on to what you believed in the light. When the darkness has robbed you of all your sight and now this land means less and less to me without you breathing through its trees."

 

The Verve, Weeping Willow

"Weeping willow I got to learn to leave the pain. Walk through the door and kiss the rain beside me, beside me. I got to learn to leave the pain. Walk through the door and kiss the rain beside me, beside me."

 

Dawn & Tony Orlando, Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

"I'm comin' home, I've done my time. Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine. If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free then you'll know just what to do. If you still want me, if you still want me. Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree. It's been three long years, do you still want me? If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak tree I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me. If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree."

 

Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner, Beneath the Sweet Magnolia Tree

"A hint of autumn was in the air. Grass was turning a soft shade of brown. Petals were falling from withering flowers. Amber leaves were flowing around. There beneath the sweet magnolia in each others arms, we lay hidden away. Our needs grew stronger as our hearts grew closer. Autumn winds blew and the magnolia swayed. Beneath the sweet magnolia tree we found love we knew was for keeps. We made love and sweet memories beneath the sweet magnolia tree."

 

Patsy Cline, Walkin' After Midnight

"I walk for miles along the highway. Well, that's just my way of sayin' I love you. I'm always walkin' after midnight, searchin' for you (wa-wa-walking, wa-wa-walking). I stop to see a weepin' willow cryin' on his pillow maybe he's cryin' for me... and as the skies turn gloomy night winds whisper to me, "I'm lonesome as I can be."

 

Gram Parsons & The Byrds, Hickory Wind

"In South Carolina there are many tall pinesI remember the oak tree that we used to climb but now when I'm lonesome, I always pretend that I'm getting the feel of hickory wind. I started out younger at most everything. All the riches and pleasures, what else could life bring? But it makes me feel better each time it begins... Callin' me home, hickory wind. It's a hard way to find out that trouble is real. In a far away city, with a far away feel. But it makes me feel better each time it begins... Callin' me home, hickory wind. Keeps callin' me home, hickory wind."


A woman plays an acoustic guitar under a tree.

Kick back with your favorite warm beverage and hit play.

Better yet, we dare you to dig up those old dusty CDs or vinyl records and spin one of your own. We recommend listening wherever you have an admirable view of trees. 

Please take a moment to comment and let us know your favorite love song about trees. Maybe it was one we left off of this list? I would love to hear it!