My Room in the Trees

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My Room in the Trees
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Studio album by The Innocence Mission
Released July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop
Length 42:12
Label Badman
Producer The Innocence Mission
The Innocence Mission chronology
Street Map
My Room in the Trees
Hello I Feel the Same

My Room in the Trees is the eighth studio album by the Innocence Mission, released July 13 by Badman Recording Company.

The iTunes edition of the album contained an exclusive bonus track, "Greys and Blues." The song was a pre-order bonus track, meaning that it was only available to those who pre-ordered the entire album before July 13.

Background and production[edit]

Intended for release in spring 2009, the album was preceded by the EP Street Map in December 2008. The EP – released independently by the Innocence Mission via their own LAMP label – was intended to preview several tracks that would appear on their upcoming studio album. However, an update to their website in September 2009 revealed that after further recording, the next LP had "turned out to be a mostly new group of songs, with maybe one song from Street Map." In March 2010, it was announced that no songs on Street Map would appear on My Room in the Trees.[1]

The song "I'd Follow If I Could" was released as a bonus track under the title "Shooting Star (Sketch)" on international editions of their previous studio album, We Walked in Song. "Rhode Island" is a new version of a song from 1996. The band performed it on their tour for the album Glow tour and on the radio show Acoustic Café in February 1996. A demo of "Rhode Island" from 1997 was offered briefly at the band's web site as a free download in February 2003.[2] The new recording of "Rhode Island" has double-tracked harmonies.

"Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)" features the return of founding member Steve Brown on drums. Brown left the group in 1997 to pursue a career as a chef. Two tracks ("Mile-Marker" and "The Melendys Go Abroad") are instrumentals, a staple of Don Peris's solo work.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Karen Peris, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)"   4:13
2. "The Happy Mondays" Karen Peris, Don Peris 4:31
3. "God Is Love"   3:37
4. "Gentle the Rain at Home"   3:47
5. "Spring"   3:57
6. "All the Weather" Karen Peris, Don Peris 2:58
7. "Rhode Island" Karen Peris, Don Peris 3:24
8. "North American Field Song"   3:19
9. "Mile-Marker" Don Peris 2:02
10. "The Leaves Lift High"   3:58
11. "I'd Follow If I Could"   2:00
12. "The Melendys Go Abroad"   1:31
13. "Shout for Joy"   2:55
14. "Greys and Blues" (iTunes Bonus Track)   3:24
Total length: 45:35


  • Karen Peris: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Pump Organ, Melodica, Artwork
  • Don Peris: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Drums, Cello, Background Vocals
  • Mike Bitts: Upright and Electric Bass
  • Steve Brown: Drums on "Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)"
  • Gina Di Carlo: Violin on "Rain (Setting Out in the Leaf Boat)"
  • Carl Saff: Mastering


Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers[3] 42


  1. ^ The Innocence Home Page Access date: 18th May 2010.
  2. ^ The Innocence Mission Discography 4.0 Access date: 25th May 2010.
  3. ^ "The Innocence Mission - Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 19, 2013.