The Happy Sycamore

by @tcelliott

Liner Notes

#S073122B #skirmish #songskirmish #singer_songwriter

Lyrics

An art deco painting of a happy sycamore
Waiting in the galaxy
Takes me to a place and time through a magic door
Revealing sights that I could never see

I want to see the sunset
From a million stars or more
As the happy sycamore waits for me
She waits for me

I wonder who the painter is of such a lovely sight
I wonder who could dream of things like these
The happy sycamore stands under the distant light
Proud and tall dressed in her green leaves

I want to see the sunset
From a million stars or more
As the happy sycamore waits for me
She waits for me

Through the eyes in the mystic skies
I see a dream-like scene
No worries here to cause me fear
I ride away on starlight and the moonbeams

I want to see the sunset
From a million stars or more
As the happy sycamore waits for me
She waits for me



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@lvgd09

Awesome song TC I like it a lot

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Good lyric. I wonder too about such a vision. I have no graphic imagination. My mother was a painter and a musician but I only got the music gene. Nice work on this.

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You beautifully fleshed out the painting. I love the idea of each having a tree to wait for them.

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Yeah, the million stars or more was the line that did it for me out of a song complete with good lines. A tree waiting for you is fantastic. What else is a tree going to do, eh? But really, it works for some reason, so well. I love it.

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"I want to see the sunset/From a million stars or more" is such a cool line, and so dreamy, just like the prompt. The melody somehow channels happy AND galaxy AND waiting —it's amazing to me how you did that. Great skirmish!

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This is beautiful. I love how you embrace the images so whole heartedly and turn them into a vision of all things good.

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Lovely guitar work, and I love the idea of the sunset of a million stars

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I really enjoyed this take on the prompt. The happy sycamore as perhaps a metaphor. The big pictures musings right down to an individual relationship between two living things. A beautiful melody and guitar picking. Well done on the skirmish!

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So wonderful how you embraced the whole prompt in details and made it into your magical song. Very beautiful, melodious, wishful, catchy and lovely to listen to. Beautiful singing and playing.

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Good sounding tune and lovely lyric. Enjoyed reading and listening.