"Life Is A Garden" as written by and Ryan Donald/hackenson Zimmerman....
You feel their eyes upon you
Hear their words behind you
What do they know (what do they know)
About you

They tell you who you should be
They tell you what you should do
They'll never believe (never believe)
In you

Somebody should have told you
It never comes easy
Somebody should have told you that
There's no guarantees
And that you lose it all
When you stop dreaming
There's no way to know if you run away
(They tell you who you should be while ignoring your dreams)
There's no looking back

This is your time to stand up
This is your time to fight for
All that you know (all that you know)
And you believe
You owe it to yourself to
Find out what you're meant for
There's no way to know (no way to know)
If you run

They tell us who to be
While ignoring all our dreams
So we'll throw them away (throw them away)

Why is it they can't see
We're who we want to be
We'll throw them away (throw them away)

[Repeat: x2]
Somebody should have told you
It never comes easy
Somebody should have told you that
There's no guarantees
And that you lose it all
When you stop dreaming
There's no way to know if you run away
(They tell you who you should be while ignoring your dreams)
There's no looking back
There's no looking back


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"Life Is a Garden" as written by Brian Champ Brandon Hackenson

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    General CommentAhh, I love love love this song.

    I think its about just ignoring what people are saying, and letting go of all the shit they've said about you before. Be who you want to be not what they think you should.

    Oh wow, yeah great song, great band, I'm surpised there's not more comments.
    your-my-starron August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song
    there's so many like it, with the same point
    but nobodyevery really listens, if they did then stupid labels and and people trying be be a paris hilton/jessica simpson clone
    it's really quite sad in that sense.
    today i was watching a child pagent and not one of the kids were happy and every single one of them was blonde and had a crap load of make-up and the parents would never say that they were pretty, unless of course the kid wins them $2500

    and that's just it
    "you loose it all when you stop dreaming" because you always do what your told and never do what you want and make your own decisions and be what you want
    "they tell you who to be while ignoring your dreams"
    Vampire.Hearton August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou feel their eyes upon you
    Hear their words behind you
    What do they know (what do they know)
    About you


    Make me Feel al warm and FUzzy inside.

    Basically Yes this song is amazing, But it means so Much more than anything nyone has ever said; it's like true Love.

    It can't be explained. And if it could there would be no use for it.

    Like everyone else said and they siad it in the past 2 comments.
    Don't forget who you are and who you were before they told you who to be and what to do.


    AMAZING.


    I'm in LOVEEE.


    I'm done now.
    Panic!AtTheDiscoon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are missing the "Why can't they see?.." part.

    This song is just basically about not listening to anyone who tells you to change or stop doing something you love, and just standing up for yourself and fucking the rest.

    Song is beautiful, really. Even if you don't like screamo, you can't help but relate.

    It's also amazing live.

    :)
    allieinwonderlandon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song is incredible live. Greeley Estates is a great band to see live in general.
    This really reminds me of Emerson and the Transcendentalists' way of thinking and pointing out that we are too caught up in what other people want and not what our intuition is trying to lead us to do.

    I love this song.
    ifoundpaigeon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpossibly my fav song from greeley. all about saying that you should do what you're passionate about and that you may struggle but are still truly with yourself cuz you didn't run away from it and do what everyone else believes to be the "social norm"
    greddyskylineon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentawesome rhythm (:
    felishhhon January 10, 2011   Link

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