Panic Tree

Deep inside a panic tree
And swinging there from limb to limb
And capering around it every fear in me
But every day could be the first day of spring

I’ve dutifully watered, I’ve hidden in its shade
And I’ve shaken free the fruit from every bough
My father and his father’s name are carved into the bark
I think I’m gonna cut the fucker down

Well, deep inside the need in me
I allowed the panic seeds to grow
And when the leaves and branches scratched and bit and tangled me
I still felt duty bound to reap just what I’d sown

I dutifully nurtured and I’ve hidden in its shade
I’ve shaken all the fruit from every bough
My father and his father’s name are carved into the bark
I think it’s time I cut that old tree down

I think it’s time I cut that
I think it’s time I cut that
I think it’s time I cut that
I think it’s time I cut
I think it’s time I cut that old tree down

(Goodwin/Garvey)

Thanks to Nick Yates for transcribing both the lyrics & guitar tab.

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to the tracks. The tabs are designed so that you don’t have to play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!