"The Garden" as written by and Dennis Leigh....
We've been sleeping in the garden
Breath of summer, breath of gold
As we turn against the sweep of hills
The sky's aglow
We fade away
We fade away

She burns away in light and silver
Luminous through all these years
Every gesture filled with longings
I still feel
We fade away
We fade away
We fade away
We fade away

I see you standing in the long light
Dress discarded, windows glow
All across the wild horizons
The sunset goes
We fade away
We fade away
We fade away
We fade away


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"The Garden" as written by Dennis Leigh

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    General CommentThis song is hauntingly beautiful. Always felt it was about missing the past, fading memories, trying to hold onto them but losing them inevitably... We've been living in the past, we remember things as being more perfect than they were, kind of like a garden where it isn't nature's chaos but rather man's cultivated landscape.
    DJgifon May 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe song progresses from "We" to "she" to "I", all in present tense even though we know the first two verses (or all three) are in the past. The first verse is happiness of a relationship that sounds real. The second is disconnection from the woman, describing her in idealistic visions and not as a person. The third verse pretends to address her directly but doesn't really. He sees her but most likely he's talking to himself since he doesn't expect a response. The short song hits many of Foxx's favorite themes: summer, golden and silver light, fragments of relationships, and observations instead of actions. Foxx's lyrics are usually a helpless observer unable to interact with what they're seeing.
    scowlon October 17, 2014   Link

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