Feed the Tree

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"Feed the Tree"
Belly Feed the Tree.jpg
7" cover
Single by Belly
from the album Star
B-side "Trust In Me", "Dream on Me", "Star"
Released 11 January, 1993
Format 12", 7", CD single, cassette
Recorded 1992 at Sound Emporium studios, Nashville[1]
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:28
Label Sire, Reprise
Writer(s) Tanya Donelly
Producer(s) Belly, Gil Norton
Belly singles chronology
"Feed the Tree"
"Now They'll Sleep"

"Feed the Tree" is a song by Belly, released as the band's first single from their debut album, Star, in 1993. It is also the band's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States. According to lead singer Tanya Donelly, the song is a metaphor about commitment and respect, with the tree being a place on a large farm where a family would be buried.[2]

The song is featured as a downloadable track for the Rock Band series.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tanya Donelly, except where noted.

7" and cassette
  1. "Feed the Tree" - 3:28
  2. "Dream on Me" - 4:56
12" and CD
  1. "Feed the Tree" - 3:28
  2. "Trust in Me" - 4:19 (Robert Sherman)
  3. "Dream on Me" - 4:56
  4. "Star" - 3:02


Chart (1993) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 95[3]
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1[4]


The song ranked #24 on VH1's 40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 90s.

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