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"Tree of Pain"
Tree of Pain
7th track of the album 3
Featuring Asha Rabouin, Richie Cavalera
Sung by Max Cavalera, Asha Rabouin, Richie Cavalera
Duration 8:19
Genre(s) Pop, nu metal, thrash metal, groove metal
Written by Max Cavalera, Asha Rabouin, Richie Cavalera
Produced by Max Cavalera
Previous track
"Brasil"
Next track
"One Nation"

"Tree of Pain" is a track of the Soulfly album 3, released in 2002. This song features Asha Rabouin who sings the ballad parts about the memoir of her brother Kamau's death, while Max Cavalera and his son Richie sing in the heavy metal part about the memoir of Max's stepson Dana Wells of his unexpected death. The lyrics and music during the ballad parts was prosed by Asha while those in the heavy metal part was written by Max and Richie.

This is one of the five Soulfly songs where a woman singer is featured. The song begins with gentle pop ballad with Asha singing calmly that would give listeners their calm feelings. The ballad lasts 2:20 before turning over to hardcore music typical of Soulfly with screams by Max Cavalera and his son Richie. Then for 30 seconds bass drum sample is played with Max screaming 'Why?' repeatedly as his voice fades into the veil before returning to the same ballad as the beginning of this track with vocals by Asha for the final 2:20 of the song, same amount of time as the first ballad part.

In all, with the song lasting 8 minutes 19.9 seconds, "Tree of Pain" is the second longest song recorded by Soulfly and the longest where vocals are featured. The duration of this song is almost exactly the same as the amount of time it takes for light from the sun to reach Earth on average, meaning the sunlight you're seeing right when this song ends was emitted from the sun when this song began!

Lyrics Edit

My pain is as deep as my roots
The yearning, the hurting
What am I to do?
Indeed I plant seeds for the path I walk
And my voice helps them grow
Like water when I talk but I'm hurting y'all
You didn't die in vain
Your thought with me remains
And your soul gives me strength to face another day without you
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
'Till the day I see you again

Again under this tree of pain
Where we carved our names
Forever to remain

This pain, no one can understand
You know we can't pretend that everything's OK

Bleeding, screaming
Bleeding, screaming
I touch your grave
I kiss your face
This pain is more than I can take
I punch your grave
I call your name
This pain is more than I can take

Again, I find myself again
Under the tree of pain where we carved our names

Why then leave without goodbye?
Just tears in my eyes and the love you left inside
Bleeding, screaming
Bleeding, screaming

I touch your grave
I kiss your face
This pain is more than I can take
I punch your grave
I call your name
This pain is more than I can take

For D-Low

Everyday that I pray
Why'd you take his life away?
This pain, it hurts me so bad
All the things that I never had
All I have, my god, is this tree of pain
All I have, my god, is this tree of pain
Carved my name, my god, in this tree of pain
Carved my name, my god, in this tree of pain
Dana, one minute's all I need
Dana, to heal the things that bleed
Dana, why god why?
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

My pain is as deep as my roots
The yearning, the hurting
What am I to do?
Indeed I plant seeds for the path I walk
And my voice helps them grow
Like water when I talk but I'm hurting y'all
You didn't die in vain
Your thought with me remains
And your soul gives me strength to face another day without you
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
In this tree of pain
'Till the day I see you again
'Till the day I see you

Videos Edit

Tree Of Pain08:21

Tree Of Pain

Soulfly - Tree Of Pain (Live @ Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)03:21

Soulfly - Tree Of Pain (Live @ Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)

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Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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