Boys in the Trees is the seventh studio album (eighth overall) by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released in 1978
These boys in the trees, and many more, follow her, dog her and haunt her. Her process of shaking them free forms the foundations of this brilliant memoir. The book is just as good when Simon is talking about her songwriting and singing and the peculiar mixture of confidence and terror that still lurks within her. On her debut album, this tall, unknown girl with an overbite mixed half of the songs, but only wanted her compositions there for other people to record them. Simon also writes movingly about the stresses of raising young children, when her marriage to a drug-debilitated Taylor was falling apart, but blames herself as much as him.
Produced by Arif Mardin. Album Boys in the Trees. Boys In The Trees Lyrics. Here I grew guilty And no one was at fault Frightened by the power in every innocent thought And the silent understanding passing down From daughter to daughter Let the boys grow in the trees. Do you go to them or do you let them come to you Do you stand in back afraid that you'll intrude Deny yourself and hope someone will see And live like a flower While the boys grew in the trees. Last night I slept in sheets the colour of fire Tonight I lie alone again and curse my own desires Sentenced first to burn and then to freeze And watch by the window Where the boys grew in the trees
Album: The Studio Album Collection 1971-1983, 2015.
Boys in the Trees Carly Simon. Listen on Apple Music. Devoted to You. Carly Simon & James Taylor. 5. De Bat (Fly in Me Face). 7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart).
2015 A Musical Memoir Collection.
Tracklist: 1. You Belong To Me, 2. Boys In The Trees, 3. Back Down To Earth, 4. Devoted To You, 5. De Bat (Fly In Me Face), 6. Haunting, 7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart), 8. You’re The One, 9. In A Small Moment, 10. One Man Woman, 11. For Old Times Sake. 1. You Belong To Me. 2. Boys In The Trees. 3. Back Down To Earth. 9. In A Small Moment. 11. More albums from Carly Simon