"Down the Garden Path" as written by and Dempsey/hyndman/ashworth....
Anything we should know about your change? -- Draw up two magic hands and careful lines
To a vanishing point that leaves me tongue-tied
She's all magnetic storm out of her mind
Her promise kept to bless and curse and disguise
Her spider webs spin and hypnotize

She uses every trick in sleight of hand
Her patterns play just like a paper doll dance
We're out the back door and down the garden path
When morning comes we'll walk the tightrope again

Together in space, together in time
We're all dressed up, serene and wild eyed
And hear of possible worlds where we might find
A promise kept on day's departing light
Our spider webs across the skyline

She uses every trick in sleight of hand
Her patterns play just like a paper doll dance
Went out the back door and down the garden path
When morning comes we'll walk the tightrope again

Reasons and answers may never be clear
But I thank every accident for leading you here
Though I can't for the life of me figure out where I went wrong
Can't for the life of me figure out where I went wrong


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    General CommentWhat a beautiful song! I like how poetic and narrative it is.
    I remember Paul saying in an interview that this song is about "manipulation in a relationship, and how there is good and bad manipulation".
    meg;on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrcism in this song, as well!
    I've still go to look over it, though, and figure out what it all means...
    xLysson October 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti've been listening to the version of this song at SFK's live at the corner album, & i've had some clarification on some words that aren't so clear on the original recording.

    .. "we walk the TIGHTROPE again". "walk the top up" never quite made sense to me haha, but tightrope definitely does.

    and i think "a promise kept on days to put in light" is actually "a promise kept on day's departing light".
    meg;on January 12, 2009   Link

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