This is a new garden over old flowers
And old makes old jokes take on the feel of the lore
And new lips are cradled sense of humor,
So don't waste wishes on him
Wish that one day they'd figure out how to shrink stars and I could keep one in my bedroom
And wish that me and her could grow old together
And wish that in my next life I come back as a tiger
These are fun wishes
In about seven minutes you can start
'Til then, you'll just listen to the radio from seat's edge
As if then it's the look on your face
As if, as if then you'll matter
And then I can't wait


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    General Commenti have this tattooed on mi hip, the whole poem.
    nati24kon June 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI annotated it for a friend:

    vThis is a new garden over old flowers [new life from dead stuff. I’m growing beyond this.]
    And old [flowers, dead matter] makes old jokes take on the feel of the lore[things that used to be funny, cool, are part of a legend]
    And new lips are cradled sense of humor, [it’s so funny you think he’ll save you from what you did]
    So don't waste wishes on him [he isn’t the one]

    Wish that one day they'd figure out how to shrink stars and I could keep one in my bedroom [keep you]

    And wish that me and her could grow old together [not sarcasm]
    And wish that in my next life I come back as a tiger [like you? as vicious? one you’d be happy with]
    These are fun wishes [sarcasm, never coming true]
    In about seven minutes you can start [reference to the length of Vermont Connection]

    'Til then, you'll just listen to the radio from seat's edge [listen to these songs about you waiting to understand what im saying to you]
    As if then it's the look on your face [ha, it’s not a love song]
    As if, as if then you'll matter [can’t wait you to understand…you’ll see just how little power you have]
    And then I can't wait [lit.]
    Cozenon April 09, 2011   Link
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    General Commentcould someone please explain this to me!!?? i've tried and tried to dissect it, bbut i just can't do it. i love hearing daryl say it though. he even speaks with great feeling
    deftonesgirl_57on September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti cant find this song on kazaa? someone help me out here please
    onspie1234on September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's tacked on the end of The Vermont Connection as sort of a "hidden track".

    I believe its about his ex, as most of the pre-W/T stuff is.
    New garden over old flowers- like rehashing things, trying something new that you've already done before

    And old makes old jokes take on the feel of the lore- old people make old jokes/tales into somewhat of an epic told down and down to generations

    And new lips are cradled sense of humor- like, maybe someone who always has a bit of humor or sarcasm about them?

    So don't waste wishes on him- duh

    Wish that one day they'd figure out how to shrink stars and I could keep one in my bedroom- Wishing for the impossible, something daryl might have truly wanted to do because stars are insanely beautiful

    And wish that me and her could grow old together- see "duh"

    And wish that in my next life I come back as a tiger- see every track on EYEWTKAS that refers to Tigers (esp the hidden track)

    These are fun wishes
    In about seven minutes you can start- the Vermont Connection is a seven minute song

    'Til then, you'll just listen to the radio from seat's edge- anticipate something to happen?

    As if then it's the look on your face
    As if, as if then you'll matter
    And then I can't wait - as if then he will find some significance in this person he's trying to start over with, and if and when they might matter.

    I love the way he reads this... almost hesitantly. I'd like to see what others thought of this.
    tactforwiton September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the most beautiful poems i have ver read, and daryl's reading of it is almost haunting. great shit, and a great band that knows how to perfectly balance fragile beauty and violence.
    imn0tal0seron May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh, i've heard this referred to as "chapter seven test", does anyone know what the official title is?
    imn0tal0seron May 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsimply amazing...
    bloodbrotheron May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell, most people dont realize the fact that all the almost all of his relationship oriented songs are about his ex gf (or one of his ex'es), Katie Tiger. Thus his references to "Tiger" so much.
    Downthesun667on June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCan someone do me a favor and add me to your Yahoo IM, my name is ufo_sk8r and send me this hidden poem? or tell me where i can buy a copy of kiss kiss bang bang?
    finalpoeton April 25, 2005   Link

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