"The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden" as written by Johnette Lin Napolitano and Bruce Moreland....
The stars above shine down below
The fever you hold on this night
Deathly cold
I can feel from this side of the door
I can feel Eleanor

He said, sun don't rise
He said sun don't shine
He said don't bring tomorrow
To justify tonight
The moon is full-the stars are bright
And the sky is a poisonous garden
Tonight.

Sip your Tequila.
Give me some time
To unlearn all I've learned for the

spring to unwind
And then came your sweet mouth
I began to move mine.
They knew with the dawn
They knew with the day
They knew what they had
Would be young naked prey
And attacked from all sides
By a world filled with
Poison and hate

Eleanor trembles.
Eleanor moans.
Somehow, this body is someone
She always has known
She cries tears on his chest
O so silent and slow-

She said please don't go.
Please don't go
And she cried and she died in his arms
And he cried nevermore
The moon is full, the stars are bright
And the sky is a poisonous garden
Tonight.


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"The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden" as written by Johnette Lin Napolitano Bruce K. Moreland

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of the raven by edgar allen poe
    stacibugon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has posted anything on this!

    But then...in comparison to say, certain bands like Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World, their overall popularity here isn't exactly that great...

    This song is so powerful. It just pulsates with sexual energy. The lyrics are actually pretty self explanatory, but it's still an incredible song sung by an incredible woman. Speaking frankly and carnally about a sexual encounter, it's almost empowering for any woman to listen to (as long as they have the lyrics handy, that is). It's a great song to listen to and an even better one to drive under the night sky to.

    Definitely one of my favourite all-timers.
    Phanta5manicon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would think this is about a relationship which will be judged harshly -"They knew what they had would be young naked prey..." I'm pretty sure that the bit about dying at the end is the euphemistic sense -that is, to have an orgasm (Shakespeare used that one a lot and the French still call it "The little death", not someone actually dying, or the whole next morning wouldn't matter much, would it?
    Red Octoberon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust about one of the baddest song C. Blonde ever did/..
    schizbox88on May 07, 2014   Link

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