my tree lyrics – chris rice

on a hill far away stands a tall mighty tree
where a boy and girl used to take turns pushing the tire swing
i remember the pocketknife in hand
and her name in my heart
and thinkin’ there ain’t no way for a boy to contain
the love that he feels inside
so i carved her name into my tree
then i carved a heart around her name
then i carved an arrow through the heart
just to say “i love you”

now on a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
the emblem of suffering and shame
i remember the nails through my hands
and your name in my heart
and how in their wordless way the nails explain
the love that i feel inside
as they carved your name into my tree
where i wrapped my heart around your name
then i took your arrow through my heart
just to say, “i love you”
just to say, “i love you”

now i can never forget how much you mean to me
’cause i will always remember whenever i see

where i carved your name into my tree
where i wrapped my heart around your name
then i took your arrow through my heart
just to say, “i love you”
just to say, “i love you”

/ chris rice lyrics