10 songs that celebrate trees

Trees and forests recur in all art forms, including music. Here are 10 songs (plus 1) dedicated to the Planet’s lungs.

Trees are the main subject of hundreds of songs. The reason is quite simple: we would like to be just like them – strong, robust, able to grow and mature throughout seasons. Or maybe just because trees are a symbol of longevity and wisdom.

And forests have always been considered sacred places and sanctuaries home to nature’s strength.

Trees and forests have always inspired artists and singers in their pieces. So we chose 10 songs (plus 1) inspired by trees.


Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees (The Bends)

“Her green plastic watering can

For her fake chineserubberplant

In the fake plastic earth”


Chet Baker – I Talk To the Trees [From Paint Your Wagon] (Chet BakerPlays the Best of Lerner and Loewe)


Jethro Tull – Songs From The Wood (Song From The Wood)
“Let me bring you songs from the wood:

To make you feel much better than you could know”


Agnes Obel – Under Giant Trees (Aventine [Deluxe Edition]


The Cure – A Forest (Seventeen Seconds)

“I hear her voice

And start to run

Into the trees

Into the trees”


Jack Johnson – Breakdown (White People)
“The wisdoms in the trees

Not the glass windows”


Tom Petty – House In The Woods (Wildflowers)
“I’m goin’ down to the house in the woods

See my little darlin'”


Paul McCartney – Little Willow (Flaming Pie)
“Life, as it happens

Nobody warns you

Willow, hold on tight”


Pulp – The Trees (We Love Life)

“Yeah, the trees, those useless trees produce the air that I am breathing

Yeah, the trees, those useless trees; they never said that you were leaving”


Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi feat. Norah Jones – Season’s Trees (Rome)
“Can’t we be like the season’s trees?

Changeably, just not so easily”


And also:


John Butler Trio – Trees (John Butler Trio)
“They’re cutting down all the trees

Can someone stop them please

Thank God for people in this world

Who dedicate their lives to these”

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