Sweet sweet sweet sweet bulbs grow in m' latest garden
Warm warm warm warm warm sun fingers wave
In m' latest garden
Flowers dance their faces brave

Come talk freely in the garden of m' lady
Her hominy smile her hominy snatch
Only uh crow would peck
'N uh chicken would scratch

Her lips turned up t' kiss
I see yuh Phoebe baby in yer bonnet
With the sunset written on it
'N the shadow of uh tree

Curled around her knee in color
'N just behind yuh was the sea of negativity
Tinklin' like mercury in the wind
Her feet kept by the ground her toes bare brown

Her carriage she'd abandoned like uh hand-me-down
She walked back into nature uh queen uncrowned
She had just recognized herself
To be an heir t' the throne

Her garden gate swings lightly without weight
Open t' most anyone that needs uh little freedom
For God's sake
O' come as many as you can

In dark or light you're free t' grow as flowers
Share her throne 'n use her toothbrush
'N spend some interesting hours


Lyrics submitted by DonCaballero

"Sweet Sweet Bulbs" as written by Don Van Vliet

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    My InterpretationI can't believe no one has commented yet. This is one of beefhearts best songs, in fact maybe the best???

    The garden of the song represents eden or a similar paradise, and everything outside the garden is full of sin and anguish. The song is pleading that people join the narrator in the garden paradise, instead of residing in the "sea of negativity".

    Beautiful song.
    Armitage Shankson January 26, 2009   Link

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