"Safe In My Garden" as written by and John Edmund Andrew Phillips....
Safe in my garden
An ancient flower blooms
And the scent from its nature
Slowly squares my room
And its perfume being such
That it's causing me to swoon

Could it be we were hot wired
Late one night, we're very tired
They stole our minds
And thought we'd never know it
With a bottle in each hand
Too late to try to understand
We don't care where it lands, we just throw it

Somebody take us away
Somebody take us away

Safe in my garden
An ancient flower blooms
And the scent from its nature
Slowly squares my room
And it's perfume being such
That it's causing me to swoon

When you go out in the street
So many hassles with the heat
No one there can fill your desire
Cops out with the megaphones
Telling people stay inside their home
Man, can't they see the world's on fire

Somebody take us away, take us away

Safe in our garden
An ancient flower blooms
And the scent from its nature
Slowly squares my room

Take us away, take us away


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"Safe in My Garden" as written by John Edmund Andrew Phillips

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    General CommentBeautiful is the only way to describe this song, absolutely beautiful!

    The genius of the song lies in its depth. At first it sound like an old style ballard while underneath there's a menacing undercurrent of violence and chaos.

    It makes me relate to my own experiences of smoking pot and hiding away from the world with my friends, cocooned in a heavenly fug of weed, pizza, video games, dvd's, tv & above all cool music. It can seem that the world is going mad while we enjoy endless nights of bliss.

    It's not so hard to imagine the Mamas & Papas in a similar scenario. Take away the mod cons and add the the hippie ideology and political chaos of the late sixties and you've got a very similar picture.

    I know the M + P's loved the reefer watched TV endlessly and the references to the 'ancient flower' , 'scent from its nature' and 'causing me to swoon' make me think of weed.

    Whether it is or isn't doesn't matter but I love this song and it means a lot to me.
    willith71on August 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a leftist protest song about the political chaos in the late 60's (Vietnam War was specially relevant in the US) and the sense that while Americans were safe in their homes the world was burning on fire. "Cops say people stay inside their homes" is a clear reference to the street movements of students in protests against war.
    Takeusawayon January 29, 2012   Link

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