Fruit Tree (4:45)

Cover of Five Leaves Left

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Fame is but a fruit tree, so very unsound
It can never flourish, till its stalk is in the ground
So men of fame, can never find a way
Till time has flown far from their dying day

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • brutus_1889

    the song that made me worship Nick Drake [2]

    18 Jan 9:47pm Reply
  • _danton_

    the song that made me worship Nick Drake...

    3 Jan 11:43pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    ''the darkness can give the brightest light'' my favorite Nick Drake's song

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    all his lyrics are incredibly amazing

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • helldriverZJ

    so depressingly beautiful

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • minoesj

    Lyrically, melodically and vocally a real treasure.

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • helldriverZJ

    the lyrics is so good

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • wolfy76484

    such a haunting voice

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • lexums

    Telling his own future.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    The strings add a touch of sepia that enhances the mood of the song, the passing of time & memory.

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Cocteauholic

    "Life is just a memory happened long ago"...

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • venicechance

    A gorgeous melody.

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • 1amity

    "Fruit tree, fruit tree. No-one knows you but the rain and the air. Don't you worry, they'll stand and stare when you're gone". Is this not the saddest and truest line ever sung?

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hellasiq42069

    Great song, I prefer his songs without all of the overproduction though. I have a great demo from him with about 24 songs, all with just the guitar and the voice.

    24 Oct 2011 Reply
  • burningwaffles

    what a voice..

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • goodnightmeko

    Still so fucking beautiful even though I haven't listened to it in weeks.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • lfsc25

    The history of his life.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mottly

    I have to add all his songs to my loves! What amazing artist!!! Gone way too soon...

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bobgreen623

    Very beautiful indeed. I don't know how much prescience there is in the lyrics, but it's still very moving, even more so when you know where it all ended. I love this song, but I wonder how it would sound had he done it on Pink Moon i.e. somewhat more anguished and with just the guitar

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
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