Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tall Tree 6 Ft. Man: Tears And Laughter

Here’s another one that I heard on a recent rerun of “Bones.” It was the episode entitled “The Man in the Mansion” and features Jack Hodgins prominently in the storyline. I found the song so haunting that I had to turn to Google to find out who and what it was. I think the nearly solo piano and some of the backwards guitar effects what drew me to “Tears and Laughter” by an artist named unusually as Tall Tree 6 Ft. Man.



Tall Tree 6 Ft. Man is officially Jonathan Czerwik who is based in Cambridge, England but was born in Yorkshire. Czerwik or Tall or Tree or however you address him informally plays all of the instruments on this cut. He quotes Pink Floyd as an early interest and you can hear bits and pieces of Floyd in this cut. Now that he is supporting the CD live, Czerwik has enlisted a troupe of musicians and they are collectively known as “Tall Tree 6 Ft. Man.”



Lyrics


No one’s going to come along and line your palms with gold,
And if they did, you would unfold;
And if they did, you’d be wrong to take it.

After all the tears and all the laughter,
Your happiness is a string of disasters -
Oh, what more could someone ask for?

No one’s going to say it’s wrong to set alight your soul,
But if they did, where would it go
With all your home in ashes?

After all the fear of showing ages,
On your face like the heavy scent of time
When time is all we’re after.

Step away, stay in the light,
Then we’ll watch them all walk by

To the waterside.

After all the fear of showing ages,
On your face like the heavy scent of time

When time is all we’re after.
Still, on all the walls we have reminders

Of the times we left behind us,
Now all your words are silence.
Step away, stay in the light,
Then we’ll watch them all walk by

To the waterside.



2 comments:

  1. I watched that episode last night and this song jumped out at me

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