Tree Huggin Man © 2007 Emerald Rose

Oh now once I was a happy man, I led a happy life
With my big ol' dozer business, and my perfect little wife
I never saw it comin', my ignorance was bliss
I never thought my little girl get turned around like this
But he came down from the mountains, this little scraggly dude
With a bit ol' bulgy backpack and some nasty hikin' shoes
She met him at a rally where we was clearin' land
And my baby ran away with the tree-huggin' man
Yeah my baby ran away with the tree-huggin' man

Now at first it was a friendship, I didn't really mind
I never thought some skinny dude could steal that gal o' mine
But he started her to readin' Alvin Toffler and Al Gore
She sucked it down like cheesecake, pretty soon she wanted more
She lost her poofy hairdo, wouldn't watch her daytime shows
And started listnin' in to National Public Radio
One day his buddies drove up in a psychadelic van
And my baby rode away with the tree-huggin' man
Yeah my baby rode away with the tree-huggin' man

Yeah he's a juice-chuggin, tree-huggin liberal pinko dude
Wearin' hemp pajamas, eatin' natural foods
With his big bushy beard and his cheap tie-dyes
What's this fella got that I can't buy...

Well he ain't got no job, he can't offer her riches
But he sure lit a fire under her pink britches
She's down to Guatamala, now she's up to Oregon
She's savin' whales for Greenpeace, he's got her on the run
She changed her name to Heather, now she's chained herself to trees
All this eco-warrior business, it's some terrible disease
She cut my heart wide open, left it bleedin' on the sand
When my baby ran away with the tree-huggin' man
When my baby ran away with the tree-huggin' man
When my baby ran away with the tree-huggin' man

Lyrics and tune by Larry Morris
Arrangement Emerald Rose
Larry Morris -- vocal
Brian Sullivan -- vocal, guitars
Arthur Hinds -- vocal, bodhran, percussion
Clyde Gilbert -- vocal, bass

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