Renzo Piano’s archive in Genoa houses the great architect’s projects. It brings young people closer to creative work, which he equates to “looking into darkness without fear”.
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”
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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