Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hanging Tree lyrics

[Verse 1]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where they strung up a man
They say who murdered three


[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in
The Hanging Tree


[Verse 2]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where a dead man called out
For his love to flee


[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in
the Hanging Tree


[Verse 3]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free


[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in
the Hanging Tree


[Verse 4]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Wear a necklace of hope
Side by side with me


[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in the Hanging Tree


[Verse 5]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where I told you to run
So we'd both be free


[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in the Hanging Tree

[Verse 6]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where they strung up a man
They say who murdered three

[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in the Hanging Tree

[Verse 7]
Are you, are you
Coming to the tree?
Where a dead man called
Out for his love to flee

[Chorus]
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at Midnight in the Hanging Tree



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jennifer_lawrence/the_hanging_tree.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected byCrystalSnow

songmeanings

  • u
    +1
    Unregistered
    This whole song is basically about a dead guy asking his lover to hang herself next to him. But it has a deeper meaning. Maybe she was sentenced to death also, and he wanted to make it easier for her, knowing he is waiting. But this song is a vibrance of power and hope to the living. Something about not fearing death kinda makes you a bit stronger.
    Add your reply
  • u
    0
    Unregistered
    I have to disagree with the above reviewer.
    This is a song about 2 lovers who are alive but have lost all hope. They have chosen to die together in order to be together. It is a sad, depressing and morose story and there is no strength in choosing to die when there is another way out if the problems you face. The two lovers hope to be able to be together as lovers after their death in a way that has been denied them in life. They have chosen to die together in this place where justice has been dispensed, as though they are making a statement to the community that their love is just and should not have been forbidden. They could have chosen to end their lives anywhere they wanted but they chose the community Hanging Tree; the symbol of justice for their town. This may also have been the only place they knew they would not be disturbed; possibly having met there previously when no other place was safe for them to be together.

    I know there are situations in which death seems preferable to life - those dying from incurable cancer for example - but it is so hard to see people - often young people - who are willing to throw away the gift of their lives in fits of depression. It is difficult to listen to this song without tears welling up and Miss Lawrence has a beautifully haunting voice. The uncertainty with which her voice cracks as she sings portrays the seriousness and the emotional turmoil of what the lovers are contemplating. Her voice and the lyrics evoke strong, passionate emotions in just about anyone with a heartbeat and play well into the scenes form the movie in which multitudes of rebels sacrifice themselves in order to combat the better armed Capitol Peace Keepers.

    If you have read this far, then you must be interested so I will close with this: Fighting through the bad times is what makes us appreciate the good times; giving up and giving in to depression is a harmful and often selfish act. Take it from someone who has battled depression nearly all of my life; don't give in! Find a way to beat it!
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain

    [an error occurred while processing the directive]