Raleigh Ritchie - Time in a Tree

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Fr33lancers : Man when he hugged his younger self... that was pretty powerful...

crowrelli : Sixth time watching this I realized teen him was going to try and hit the up button. he stopped young him from killing himself. holy f uc k that hits,, way too close to home.

Monig Rodriguez Aguirre : [Chorus] I just want time in a tree I need a place just for me Somewhere that I can be free Keep the faith and just be What you’ll be [Verse 1] I guess rules are there to break But I make mistakes like they were handed on a plate When I try to leave sometimes, I’m standing in the way I’m on the edge of crying all the time, cos I can’t human Right [Verse 2] What a state I get wound up, from the ground up And I don’t know why Turn the sound up, drown the noise out Swallow (Whoa), Don’t cry Got an anxious heart, and it’s stone made Can’t take paper or heartbreak Did Billy Joel have self esteem? Maybe Vienna wouldn’t wait for me [Chorus] I just want time in a tree I need a place just for me Somewhere that I can be free Keep the faith and just be What you’ll be [Verse 3] Do you ever feel like, you could live a real life? Like everybody else in the real world, you could be a real girl? You could be a wizard, or you could be in NASA, you could write fiction, you could tame raptors Most days I struggle and I get snappy Fuck all that, I just wanna be happy [Verse 4] Swimming against the current Am I wrong? Can you show me a warrant Honestly, I’m a bomb Abhorrent I’m on it, I get it, I’ve got it I wanna be 10 again, just me and sonic, and nobody telling me I should be more than I am Back when I had a plan [Chorus] I just want time in a tree I need a place just for me (for me) Somewhere that I can be free (I can be free) Keep the faith and just be (Just be) What you’ll be [Bridge] I’ve seen things that I never should have seen Said too many things I didn’t mean Hurt myself too many times to count I need to let it out, and just release Been lying to myself too long Been trying by myself too long I can’t relax, I’m too distracted I can’t hack it I’m needy, greedy Love me, feed me Let’s be a family It’ll take a village To make a man of me So why couldn’t you love me? It’s all I need [Chorus] I just want time in a tree I need a place just for me Somewhere that I can be free Keep the faith and just be What you’ll be

Luke O'Connell : Just started college and feel like I've put myself on the completely wrong path. I want to crawl back to childhood, but instead it feels like I've thrown it all out to do something I don't really enjoy. The way you deal with the aging and the expectations of adulthood through your music resonates so much man, and I can't begin to express how grateful I am to be aware of you and your art. Keep it up, and never stop making what you love.

Molotov Cocktail Piano : The "going up" lights at the end nearly brought me to tears.

Marvin Reyes : The ending is really cool too. The kid version of himself hands him the astronaut helmet. It's like he's rediscovering his child like wonder, and learning to dream again.

Nicanor Mercado : I know people don't like it when others say they found an artist through somebody else, but I'm grateful to the Game Grumps for having him on the show and talking about his music because I never would've known. However, aside from that, this was a beautiful song with a powerful video to match. Got me emotional especially struggling with who I was, who I am, and who I want to be. This definitely got to me.

Aly Sortwell : the "you could be a real girl" literally always brings a tear to me eye. as i'm sure a lot of us do, i suffer from depression and anxiety and its a challenge to just do "normal every day" things. applying for jobs, meeting people, even getting out of bed some days. your music hits the nail on the head every time and makes me feel not so alone. thank you for everything you do, Raleigh.

Marvin Reyes : If you notice, the elevator numbers on the right hand represent his age throughout the years, 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, then glitches out to infinity

Silver Squalo : Man your music its so underrated, you deserve much more views

TheAMaazing : This sound is so unique... it's making me feel nostalgic for him? That's honestly insane, I love it mate. Can't wait to hear more from you B)

a. : "I’m needy, greedy Love me, feed me Let’s be a family It’ll take a village To make a man of me So why couldn’t you love me? It’s all I need" this..

May : Maybe the teen version of himself was gonna go down instead of up, and this may represent suicidal thoughts. When his present self realizes this, he tries stopping him because if he would've killed himself, he wouldn't be where he is today. So, he accepts his past (hugs himself), and decides to move on with his life (pressing up). Then when he is all by himself in the elevator (maybe because he finally let go of his past) he finally realised that he can be happy and presses infinity. This is a really good lesson to think about; that if you kill yourself, you'll never get to see yourself get better again. And by saying "yes, I've been through all this shit, but I'm still here. And if I let go of the past and live in the present I can finally be okay with who I used to be in the past". That's just my take on it tho, and it can mean different things to different people.

Tartar Sauce : Thought I accidentally clicked on an IHE video in the beginning

cheriwine : Can’t believe this singlehandedly cleared my skin, watered my crops and saved 2018

KXLE : Who else nearly teared up at that hug?

Lachlan Wood : I bet he was writing this while playing Mario kart

John Azopardi : An absolutely phenomenal actor, but I've got to say I think his music is even better, one of the best songs I've heard this year, what a talented bloke. This song put a lump in my throat. Hats off to you mate!

Creambee : I love seeing music videos that are both creative and low budget, well done pulling off such a beautiful piece. We miss you on Game Grumps Jacob! you're so fun and work so well with those two.

Jeremy Newell : Love the new video bruh. Clever using the floors as ages and the versions of you passing through the elevator. Hugging the older you. Not wanting to let go of the younger you. Disgusted with the younger version of you being pulled apart. So much going on in this video. Vocals on point as always.

Alfonso Andros : Just one of those songs where you're listening to it by accident, and you can just feel yourself choking up. It's just something where you don't know why you're crying until you listen to it for a second time.

Ben Augustine : I remember the day I found out that the guy that was a funny guest on game grumps was a AMAZING ARTIST

PowahSlap Entertainmint : A collab with StarBomb would be dope.

Koweaboo ! : Those views are missing 3 0's

Mac Lucasta : Seriously, RR really gets to my soul because this is exactly what I'm feeling. Oppurtunities are being given to me and I am struggling to not be afraid and to lay the past to rest. Felt like I was watching myself.

Chris Thompson : True artist. Not just the song, which is genuinly beautifully written and the stripped back beat goes real well. But that video, the acting, the emotion, the story line. So much potential. Possible acting career ahead, but don't stop doing this shit. I needed this song right now.

Jeryll Lee : YouTube suggestions, you’ve done it again. 👏

Aaron : Is the end bit a Toy Story reference? You would've been a child when the movie was released so the child bringing the space helmet makes sense. The helmet made me think of Buzz Lightyear. I know it's referring to the future but the infinity symbol made me think of "to infinity and beyond" which could definitely apply to the future in this context. And big ups to everything else in the video being linked to life and aging. Great video telling a great story

Donosaur Dan : This song made me realize I truly wasn’t happy. Thank you for the wake up call... I needed it

stefantjuuh : I'm thirteen right now and from the netherlands. First i thought it was just a nice song, then i started looking at the lyrics. It made me think how chill this life is and that I'm just thinking that i have the sad, boring life. This lyrics made me think to get more out of my childhood, i only have 5 years left... Thanks!

Real Jamfalcon : I'm really proud of Youtube for not making a bunch of crappy GoT jokes.

Pastel : It's 2:30 am christmas morning and all I'm thinking about is how I wish I could comfort my 21-26 year old self. I'm so sorry for mistreating you, putting you through so many tears, i wish you could realize what I realize now, don't sweat the small stuff and you are better than who you think you are. I love you and I'm sorry I'm not there for you now, but I'm so proud of who you've grown in to.

FarmerScarlett : Wow! Raleigh Ritchie aka Jacob! So proud. This is absolutely beautiful. Best Wishes from Ireland.

Vanessa Escalera : Song and video brought me to tears. Ill soon be graduating college in the spring and it took me 5 years to get to this point. With one more semester to go, I still have no clue what I want to do. I only went because it is what everyone expects of you to do right after high school. A certain fear of the future and growing anxiety that ill never get my life together. I feel like although college has made me a different person, good and bad. I just wish I didn't feel like it was a waste of my time. I know i'm only 22yrs old, But that time cant be taken back. Getting old really sucks.

Lupus Lapin : Your music changed me and a lot of people for the better, and I've been listening to your first album day in and day out and on rainy days and on days that feel like they'd rain. And then you come back with this genius and with this video that moved some of us to tears! You have such a magic with music; no one really does it like you do. I'm really thankful for finding Bloodsport and for finding you through Game Grumps because honestly, I can't imagine a life without your art. ; w; Thank you so, so much.

mogz h : man that ending... to infinity and beyond

Dojin Kim : What a masterpiece...

angelasings24 : extremely thankful youtube recommended this to me. so beautiful

Karina Fabian : ♡ like this comment if you're a fan of his music before he gets famous ♡ !

bridge4 : You talented, mofo, you! Bravo :))

syd squid : I have been struggling with depression for several years now and I can't express how much this song means to me. He just gets it. He's put the feelings I've repressed for years into words. (and beautifully sung words at that)

Ultimate Fan : i haven’t cried since my best mate passed away 4 years ago. i’m 1.5 years sober. i used to run and do coke on a daily basis in a terrible environment. i’m in fucking tears man, you’re amazing and i hope you realise how touching this was to watch. i love you mr anderson ❤️

Johanna I : You know, I love music. It is a language of its own that pretty much anyone can connect to, even if they don't have words, we all understand it in our own way. Maybe the song is in another language, but even that is a way of sharing something you created with the world. It's simply beautiful how music connects people.

Ben Augustine : Still waiting for him to get the mainstream blow up he DESERVES

Piece of Bacon : Please love yourself people. Sometimes the love we look for is within ourselves.

Brett Flemmens : Four months later and this song still makes me cry. This message is simple yet powerful.

Theo Cann : Love the imagery of his innocent younger self handing him a space helmet. Nothing represents the unknown quite like space and the future. So stick on that helmet and embrace what the future has in store for you.

sum dude : did you have to use the stock music, come on

Sohaib Ahmad : This is cold!!

Smurfy : This fucking song is so charming...