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"The Trees" is a song by progressive rock band Rush from their 1978 album Hemispheres.

While a number of people have inferred a political message in the lyrics of the song, Neil Peart has remarked that the inspiration for penning the song simply came from a humorous comic strip he read which depicted trees arguing like people, and that no political commentary was intended by the lyrics.

The song is featured on many of Rush's compilation albums and has been… read more

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There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the…

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