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Forsaken Gardens


by Hammill Peter. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


Where are all the joys of yesterday?
Where, now, is the happiness and laughter that we shared?
Gone, like our childhood dreams, aspirations and beliefs --
Time is a thief, and he ravages our gardens,
stripping saplings, felling trees,
trampling on our flowers, sucking sap and drying seeds.
In the midnight candle-light of experience
all colour fades, green fingers grey....
Time, alone, shall murder all the flowers,
still, there's time to share our plots and all that we call 'ours'.
How much worse, then, if we all deny each others' needs
and keep our garden's privately?
Its getting colder, wind and rain leave gashes;
looking back, I only see the friends I've lost.
Fires smoulder, raking through the ashes
my hands are dirty, my mind is numb,
I count the cost of 'I' :
"I need to get on, I've got to tend my garden;
got to shut you out, no time to crave your pardon now".
Now I see the garden that I've grown is just the same
as those outside;
the fences, erected to protect, simply divide....
There's ruination everywhere, the weather has
played havoc with the grass --
does anyone believe his garden's really going to last?
In the time allotted us, can any man keep miserly his own?
Is there any pleasure in a solitary growth?
Come and see my garden if you will ----
I'd like someone to see it all before each root is killed.
Surely now its time to open up each life to all ----
tear down the walls, if its not too late!
There is so much sorrow in the world;
there is so much emptiness and heartbreak and pain;
Somewhere on the road we have all taken a wrong
turn ----
how can we build the right path again?
Through the grief, through the pain,
our flowers need each others' rain....



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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. A Louse is Not a Home
  2. Act Five
  3. Act Four
  4. Act One
  5. Act Six
  6. Act Three
  7. Act Two
  8. Again
  9. Breakthrough
  10. Candle
  11. Central Hotel
  12. Child
  13. Comfortable
  14. Curtains
  15. Description
  16. Easy to Slip Away
  17. Empresss Clothes
  18. Faint Heart and the Sermon
  19. Ferret and Featherbird
  20. Film Noir
  21. Fireships
  22. Flight
  23. Fogwalking
  24. Forsaken Gardens
  25. German Overalls
  26. Given Time
  27. Glue
  28. Golden Promises
  29. Happy
  30. Hesitation
  31. His Best Girl
  32. I Will Find You
  33. Imperial Zeppelin
  34. Imperial Zeppelin (chris Judge Smith)
  35. In Slow Time
  36. In the Black Room
  37. Incomplete Surrender
  38. Jeunesse Doree
  39. Labour of Love
  40. Losing Faith in Words
  41. My Experience
  42. No More
  43. No More (the Submariner)
  44. Now More Than Ever
  45. Oasis
  46. Ophelia
  47. Out Oyster
  48. People You Were Going To
  49. Re Awakening
  50. Red Shift
  51. Reprise
  52. Rock and Role
  53. Rubicon
  54. Shingle Song
  55. Sign
  56. Sitting Targets
  57. Slender Threads
  58. Solitude
  59. Stranger Still
  60. Summer Song
  61. Summer Song (in The Autumn)
  62. Sunshine
  63. Tapeworm
  64. The Birds
  65. The Jargon King
  66. The Lie
  67. The Lie (bernini's St Theresa)
  68. The Spirit
  69. Thunder
  70. Time for a Change
  71. Time For A Change (chris Judge Smith)
  72. Time Heals
  73. Traintime
  74. Vision
  75. Whats It Worth
  76. Wilhelmina

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