Boys In The Trees
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

I'm home again in my old narrow bed
Where I grew tall and my feet hung over the end
The low beam room with the window looking out
On the soft summer garden
Where the boys grew in the trees

Here I grew guilty
And no one was at fault
Frightened by the power
In every innocent thought
And the silent understanding passing down
From daughter to daughter
Let the boys grow in the trees

Do you go to them
Or do you let them come to you
Do you stand in back
Afraid that you'll intrude
Deny yourself and hope someone will see
And live like a flower
While the boys grow in the trees

Last night I slept in sheets the color of fire
Tonight I lie alone again
And I curse my own desire
Sentenced first to burn and then to freeze
And watch by the window
Where the boys grew in the trees

Acoustic Guitars: Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jeff Mironov
Drums: Steve Gadd
Background Vocals: Carly Simon & James Taylor
Marimba: David Carey
Tenor & Soprano Recorders: Harvey Estrin, George Marge

© 1978, C’est Music, ASCAP