The Family Tree (Scuba's Song)


This is the finished version at the request of Scuba –

Written by John ‘Scuba’ Linneman in St. Louis, MO

Deanna Williams Recorded at Not RIGHT Recording
Don ‘Lefty’ Williams – Rythm Guitar
Deanna Williams- Vocals





This is Scuba’s original self-recorded version –

Written by John ‘Scuba’ Linneman in St. Louis, MO

Performed by:
John ‘Scuba’ Linneman – Lead Vocals, Rythm Guitar
Scuba Singing







We are here together… one big family
Because a leaf has fallen… from our family tree
We are here today to celebrate… the joy that was her life
And say goodbye to a sister, a mother, and a wife

But our family tree will stand tall
It was built on love it just won’t fall
There are new branches sprouting everyday
When we lose a leaf it’s not the end
It just lets more sunshine in
Our family tree gets stronger in everyway

Mama used to tell us… to live life everyday
Take care of each other, and love one another… it’s the family way
But when the good Lord took her… so she could be with Dad again
We said goodbye, but we knew inside, she was glad to be with him

But our family tree will stand tall
It was built on love it just won’t fall
There are new branches sprouting everyday
When we lose a leaf it’s not the end
It just lets more sunshine in
Our family tree gets stronger in everyway

But our family tree will stand tall
It was built on love it just won’t fall
There are new branches sprouting everyday
When we lose a leaf it’s not the end
It just lets more sunshine in
Our family tree gets stronger in everyway

When we lose a leaf it’s not the end
It just lets more sunshine in
Our family tree gets stronger in everyway

Recording 'The Family Tree'

Copyright©2006-2009
by John ‘Scuba’ Linneman

and used with permission in
Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun

For more pictures
Recording ‘The Family Tree’

For more of the real Scuba, check out his website – http://www.youtube.com/heyscuba

Scuba on MySpace – http://myspace.com/heyscuba



Please leave your song feedback below


  1. SCUBA
    I love the song. You are so talented and loved. You always amaze me.Keep writing, you have a good heart and soul. LOVE YOU JONI

    — Joni Tabor    Sunday, July 12, 2009    #


  2. I love the song, losing my grandmother recently it really hit home. Scuba awesome as usual.
    Woo Hoo…

    — Beverly Bishop    Monday, July 06, 2009    #


  3. What a beautiful song!
    Scuba— wonderful lyrics!
    Deanna and Don— lovely !

    — Dale Geiler    Monday, July 06, 2009    #


  4. I am so impressed. This is beautiful! The lyrics and arrangement bring tears to my ears. Bravo Scuba! We love you.

    Glee    Monday, July 06, 2009    #


  5. We love the song, hope we will get to hear it along with others on the sailboat trip with you.

    — Ray & Angel    Sunday, July 05, 2009    #


  6. MARK wonderful song again
    tell me how comes you have so much to do with musoic now???
    are you selleing and promoting those songs??
    by and congartulations again-

    — Andreas Stretiberger    Monday, June 29, 2009    #


  7. Excellent job all the way around! The lyrics immediately drew me in and the finished version turned out amazing—nice vocals and guitar.

    My favorite part, “When we lose a leaf it’s not the end; It just lets more sunshine in…”

    Great work!

    — Stephanie S    Monday, June 29, 2009    #


  8. WOW,… Beautiful,…!!!!!
    It’s very nice to see something I wrote come to life the way I envisioned it,…
    That arrangement and Deanna’s voice and Don’s brilliant guitar work are perfect,…
    Thanks all you guys for running with that without me,… I think it needed some other musicians touch and it paid off,….
    See ya
    Scuba
    (john Linneman)

    — Scuba    Monday, June 29, 2009    #


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