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Nick Drake: Fruit Tree Meaning

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Fame is but a fruit tree
So very unsound
It can never flourish
Till its stalk is in the ground
So men of fame
Can never find a way
Till time has flown
Far from their dying day

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    Mar 18th, 3:59pm report

    Well, this song is really quite simple to analyze. "Til it's stalk is in the ground"- great artists go unknown and unappreciated until they're dead. "Stop to wonder, why you never wondered why"- it's just about how so many people never stop to appreciate the beauties and good things in life, and then they regret not doing so. Song is a mirror of his life. He was depressed, and rarely knew what he wanted, or how to accomplish it.

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