Mother Willow Tree

This is a song about the heart behind your actions. If your heart is impure, or your ego is making the decisions, things may not turn out as expected.

Why'd you try to take a gun to me mister hunter?
Why'd you try to take a gun to me?

Two men take their guns to tread the land
For the battle of their egos will
That each will try to aim for the eye
And in a single shot will kill.
The hands in the tavern wave a soldiers bye
As the men stumble up into the hills
The warmth in their chests from the whiskey at best
To the woods they go to kill
Tell me why, mister hunter, why?

Why'd you try to take a gun to me mister hunter?
Why'd you try to take a gun to me?

You will take a bow at mother's chest
For her bosom is the willow tree
She weeps in the wood for the hunters good
And waits for fools like thee
So chase me hunters if your egos will
You'll run to take aim at me
I'll run, I'll run, I'll run
To my mother willow tree
Tell me why, mister hunter, why?

Why'd you try to take a gun to me mister hunter?
Why'd you try to take a gun to me?

Two men settle down to take their aim
At the bosom of the willow tree
Their sights to the eye those two will try
To take their shot at me
There at her bosom where the hunters bow
My mother she will smile with glee
As her poisoned roots fill up their boots
Her smell she casts on thee
Tell me why, mister hunter, why?

Why'd you try to take a gun to me mister hunter?
Why'd you try to take a gun to me?

You now hunters you must run now fools
For the spell of the willow tree
Has turned your blood from the thickest mud
To the blood of a hare like me
So run for the hunters they will tread this land
For the battle of their egos will
That each will try to aim for your eye
And in a single shot will kill
Tell me why, mister hunter, why?

Why'd you try to take a gun to me mister hunter?
Why'd you try to take a gun to me?

For you tried to take a gun to me mister hunter
Now a hare forever you shall be.

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