Redbud Tree cover
Redbud Tree cover

Redbud Tree Lyrics Meanings
by Mark Knopfler


Redbud Tree Lyrics

Hunted down I came upon
A place of ferns and grass
Gathered to a redbud tree
And now their footsteps pass
Where I crouch in dread
Discovery my certain death
Bur leaves reaching for my head
As I suspend my breath

Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me

Those days of fear are gone
Yet I am pledged to her
As to my only one
My lovely protector

Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me.

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After going nuts about the meaning of this song, I finally think I have it figured out. Legend has it that Judas Iscariot hung himself from a redbud tree after he caused Jesus to be caught and killed. Legend says that the blossoms used to be white, but turned red after he Judas hung himself.

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