You returned the book unfinished about a girl with raven hair
And a gentleman, her lover, who presented her a mare
Which she rode across the country, leaving him to tend the land
Which had turned to drier quarter when it met his lonely hands

No more weeds left in your garden
No more green and no more stone
No more guilty left to pardon
Only evil of your own

Blind man found a baby, and the virgin kissed a man
From the farmland proven fertile since the rain returned again
But you returned the book unfinished to your friend around the bend
Who had scribed a closing passage but you never reached the end

No more sparrows in your garden
Since you lost your telephone
No more guilty left to pardon
On your hilltop all alone


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    General CommentThe only part I know for sure what it means is this:

    "No more weeds left in your garden
    No more green and no more stone
    No more guilty left to pardon
    Only evil of your own"

    What I got from it is that the person who the song is about, they problems that they're having is all of their own doing. The first three lines are saying that they've gotten everything and everyone out of the way that could be causing problems, when really it's themself. And the last line is self-explanatory.
    ohnoodleson August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta story (book unfinished) about a beautiful, materialistic girl (raven hair), who leaves a guy because he filled her greed and ego (presented a mare, leaving him to tend the land). He becomes depressed and gives up on everything (Drier quarter when it met his lonely hands). He no longer has to apologize for her (No more guilty left to pardon) and is left with his own misery (evil).

    then it starts to talk about someone else, someone who sought love and innocence (virgin), not beauty (Blind man), and happiness was restored (From the farmland proven fertile since the rain returned again). However, since this guy has given up (But you returned the book unfinished to your friend around the bend), he'll never know of better. there is also the noticeable transition at the end from a nuisance (weeds) to something that helps nurture (sparrow).

    i think the garden is a metaphor for happiness. turns out this wasn't my situation at all but i enjoyed trying to interpret it.
    gradxon February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with ohnoodles
    CLWon November 02, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMaybe is about drugs?
    Weed especially?
    "No more weeds! left in your garden
    No more green! and no more stone(d)!
    ---
    Only evil of your own"

    And then about not finishing something (the book)
    And losing the telephone.
    (Not working + not paying bills because you only want to get high).

    I could be wrong, though.
    HiQKid2on September 21, 2008   Link

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