Under the Chestnut Tree

VERSE ONE

Hard to keep a secret they don't already know
If you're every pressed you'll have to lie

Should you ever meet them don't hold to hope
To try and keep the best ones for yourself

If you have to say
It's a dead give away
Before your debt is repaid
You will run

CHORUS

You told them all that you know
You paid them much more than you owe
And all that was yours has been resold
and you're left with nothing to show

VERSE TWO

You stay near the station, can't tell where you've been
Everywhere, exactly, and on time

The porter there to greet you doesn't take your bag
And doesn't even bother with your name

You can never tell
if your prison cell
Means you're bound
or hell or escape

CHORUS

You told them all that you know
You paid them much more than you owe
And all that was yours has been resold
and you're left with nothing to show

Under the chestnut tree – I sold you
Under the chestnut tree – You sold me

Under the chestnut tree – I sold you
Under the chestnut tree – You sold me

Words and music by Monte Amende
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