"China White" as written by and Schuylar Croom Mckenzie Bell....
Daughter: "Mother, father where did you go?
I hear the flowers as they speak below
Someone help me, I'm so afraid
The shape in the distance is coming my way"

"Oh, please come hold me," said the woman all covered in leaves
"He's come again
The man with the roses that grow from his hands"
I'm your gardener

"Mother, your poor hands
The better to hold yours again
And where did he go?"
I am him, my love
Watch my garden grow

Little girl, standing there
With your daddy's skin and your momma's hair
I'll have you know I will feed them to my roses and you're next

I am the noises you hear when you're in bed
And I'll be the last face that you see before you're dead
With your father gone and your mom in chains, I have time to sleep in late
Your mother never looked so good
Your daddy should of brought his gun
Now sleep child, just sleep
And when you wake you will grow at my feet
Yes, when you wake you'll be beautiful again

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"China White II" as written by Schuylar Croom Mckenzie Bell


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    My InterpretationOk, so this goes for all three of the china white trilogy. It is about a man who is in depressive state and his sanity is his "garden" and the only way to keep him sane is this girl but she is young and her parents wont let them be together. This makes him in a deep depression and then the part where he says "I dont believe in miracles" he is about to commit suicide then he wakes up and turns his anger turns to rage Then the I am your gardener part is his rage taking over him. He finally kills the girls his parents. Then it leads to china white 2. The first lyrics is girl singing scared the gardener will kill him. Then the distorted vocals is the man talking to her frustrated and full of rage. Then when he says "when you wake you'll be beautiful again" he kills the girl. Leading into China White 3. This song is mainly about the man talking to the dead girl in denial and realization of what he just did. When he says "wont you please grow for me" is him talking to his conscious to grow back his sanity and get out of this depression. Finally in the end he says he has no garden to tend. Meaning he has no mind to live with. He then commits suicide.

    It is a very deep interpretation but it makes so much sense when you think about it. A brilliant song
    Rodney44on July 26, 2015   Link
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    General CommentMan I love he is legend, but I have absolutely no clue what idea(s) he tries to convey in song... oh yea they kick ass live :D
    g.zuson November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! like all the "i am hollywood" cd!!!
    guitarheroon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"i don't believ in miracles but i believ in you"..... how beautiful!! and then the part "now i can't wait..." is seriously amazing!!!!!!!!
    guitarheroon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIm not exactly sure on the meaning of this song, but I just thought i'd ad in that since reading the lyrics, this song was ruined a little for me. I had orignally thought that the end said

    "Maybe I'll miss you then
    With your carnage and sin.

    I am your guardian"

    You have no idea how many times I screamed those lines in my car...ah well
    Knux68on March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about him having a bad relationship or him losing someone close to him. Not with a girl but just with someone in his life. I think the person who he lost really had a green thumb.
    frunt_line88on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto add to what I already said the part where he says "and I don't understand why I sleep in late and start to complain when there is no rain." is taken from No Rain by Blind Melon
    frunt_line88on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about him being a gardener who is getting jelous of family members? and kills them of course he gets caught and goes to jail:
    Now I can't wait until I can sleep in late
    Maybe I'll miss you then
    With no garden to tend
    theimagineguitaron May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont have an idea for the whole song, but some parts i think are about god. for instance:

    You better buy a gun
    Because I've seen them watching you
    The old man and his son
    They have been studying your moves

    I think the "old man" is god, the "son" being jesus. the "i dont believe in miracles, but i believe in you" part sort of has a god-y theme to it as well. as for the rest of the song, your guess is as good as mine.
    bukkakefaceon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the shiz

    "i don't believe in miracles but i believe in you"

    bbqamazingon August 27, 2005   Link

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