Words & Music by Rik Palieri, © 1993
When It’s time to leave this earth, Give my ashes to the dirt. Dig a hole ,on a mountainside And plant a tree with me inside. CHORUS: Plant a tree, Plant a tree Plant a tree and think of me. I'll be standing by your side. Plant a tree. I’ll never die Shower me with sun and rain, 'Till my roots start to grow again. You won't miss me when I'm gone I'll be with you all year long. CHORUS I'll be there in winter, I'll be there in spring From the first snow fall, 'till the robin sings. Through the hazy days of summer, till the leaves begin to fall I’ll keep on growing, true and tall When your children sing and play, Let them through my branches sway. Jump and roll in autumn's leaves Carve their names for all to see. CHORUS The years will come and the years will go 'Till I'm so old I cannot grow. Then chop me up for wood to burn, But save a seed so I may return. LAST CHORUS: Plant a tree, Plant a tree Plant a tree and think of me. I'll be standing by your side, And we'll keep reaching for the sky.