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You cut me down a tree
And brought it back to me
And that's what made me see
Where I was going wrong

You put me on a shelf
And kept me for yourself
I can only blame myself
You can only blame me

And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well that's where I belong
And you belong with me

And I could write it down
And spread it all around
Get lost and then get found
Or swallowed in the sea

You put me on a line
And hung me out to dry
And darling, that's when I
Decided to go to sea

You cut me down to size
And opened up my eyes
Made me realize
What I could not see

And I could write a book
The one they'll say that shook
The world and then it took
It took it back from me

And I could write it down
And spread it all around
Get lost and then get found
And you'll come back to me
Not swallowed in the sea

And I could write a song
A hundred miles long
Well that's where I belong
And you belong with me

The streets you're walking on
A thousand houses long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me

Oh, what good is it to live
With nothing left to give
Forget, but not forgive
Not loving all you see

All the streets you're walking on
A thousand houses long
Well, that's where I belong
And you belong with me
Not swallowed in the sea

You belong with me
Not swallowed in the sea
Yeah, you belong with me
Not swallowed in the sea



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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 3:00 am
    You down a tree and wrote back to me-you wrote me a letter
    I could write a song a hunderd miles long-i love you
    And i could write a book the one they said it shook the world and then took it took it back from me- i could be famous like author but still not be happy.
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    MissyFayeFeb 15, 2009 at 12:51 am
    i think that "the sea" means the badness in the world and that she was getting corrupted and doing wrong things to him. "put me on line/ hung me out 2 dry". he leaves her but then he sees that it isnt her fault and that she needs help, like the rest of ppl. so hes gonna pull her out of the sea and help her.
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    Esther92Aug 15, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    He is saying that this girl showed him the meaning in his life... and they belong together. By "not swallowed in the sea", he might mean that literally she drowned, but I think he's just saying that she lost herself.

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