"Long before these crowded streets, stood my dreaming tree"
This is easily one of my favorite DMB songs for many reasons. I absolutely love the tone and lyrics of this particular song. Its a treat to hear live. Dave sings it so passionately. The line "progress takes away what forever took to find" is one that has always stayed with me throughout the years.
To me one of the many meanings of this song is that its about when dreams die in the whole growing up process. Heart being broken, ideals crushed. And when these dreams die, its so easy to feel lost in the world and just wish that you can go back to the days of "sitting under the dreaming tree".
I think this is one we can all relate to.