Trees

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Trees
Song by Twenty One Pilots from the album Regional at Best
ReleasedJuly 8, 2011
FormatDigital
Length4:21
Time signature4/4
Tempo140
KeyF Major
Live debutMay 1 2010
Last playedSep 10 2023
ComposerTwenty One Pilots
LyricistTyler Joseph
WriterTyler Joseph
ProducerTyler Joseph, Josh Dun
LabelSelf-released
Stream / Buy
Twenty One Pilots track listing
  1. Guns For Hands
  2. Holding On To You
  3. Ode To Sleep
  4. Slowtown
  5. Car Radio
  6. Forest
  7. Glowing Eyes
  8. Kitchen Sink
  9. Anathema
  10. Lovely
  11. Ruby
  12. Trees
  13. Be Concerned
  14. Clear
  15. House Of Gold (Newsletter Edition)
  16. Two (Newsletter Edition)

Trees is the 12th track on the album, Regional at Best as well as the 11th track on Vessel

Background

It is one of the last songs we play in our set and by this song usually I’m exhausted during the live set. For some reason this song gives me a second wind, I don’t even know where it comes from. That’s special to me. Something bigger than myself happens during this song. It’s one of my favorites.

–Tyler Joseph via Rock Sound [1]

Versions

Studio

Title Releas Length Recorded Released Notes
Trees Regional at Best 4:21 2010-2011 8 July 2011
Trees Vessel 4:28 2011-2012 8 Jan 2013 Trees, along with other songs from Regional at Best were remastered for their next album, Vessel

Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygO2lz3XeSU

Lyrics

Lyrics

Album version
[Verse]

I know where You stand

Silent in the trees

And that's where I am

Silent in the trees

Why won't You speak

Where I happen to be?

Silent in the trees

Standing cowardly

[Chorus]

I can feel Your breath

I can feel my death

I want to know You

I want to see

I want to say

Hello, hello

Hello, oh, hello

[Refrain]

Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da

[Verse]

I know where You stand

Silent in the trees

And that's where I am

Silent in the trees

Why won't You speak

Where I happen to be?

Silent in the trees

Standing cowardly

[Chorus]

I can feel Your breath

I can feel my death

I want to know You

I want to see

I want to say

[Refrain]

Hello (Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da)

Hello (Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da)

Hello, hello, hello, hello

(Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da)

Hello, hello, hello, hello

Yeah (Da da, da da da, da-da

Da da, da da da, da-da)

[Outro]

Oh, oh

Oh, oh

Oh, oh

Hello, hello! (Oh, oh)

Hello, hello! (Oh, oh)

Lyrics meaning

Lyrics
“Trees” is the oldest song written for Vessel. twenty one pilots recorded it for their independently released 2011 album Regional at Best and then rerecorded it for Vessel after they signed under label Fueled by Ramen. As Tyler Joseph explains in an interview, the original lyrics were inspired by an event in his life in which he was searching for something in the woods. The ultimate message he explains, is a search for truth.

What form this truth takes on is up for debate. There are two general interpretations of these lyrics:

  • A chance encounter occurs in a the secluded forest between two people who suffer from social anxiety. They nervously wait it out, not saying a thing.
  • A spiritual journey is depicted in which the narrator feels as though he has found God but struggles with doubt, as God doesn't show Himself directly. [2]
all meanings of the lyrics are taken from the Genius website

Sources

[1] [2] https://genius.com/Twenty-one-pilots-trees-lyrics

Twenty One Pilots
Members Tyler JosephJosh Dun
Former Members Chris SalihNick Thomas
Albums Twenty One PilotsRegional at BestVesselBlurryfaceTrenchScaled and IcyClancy
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