[clears throat]

Uh, on the border of an orchard
on a...cultivated lawn
uh, where they practice horticulture
uh, they know what is going on.
They're not afraid to cut it.

Well, then the best get picked from this virtuous thicket
uh, by skythe or skith or scissor by instrument and implement.
That's how they cut it.

It's time to trim and thin,
to trim and thin the invasive vine.
The roots are lifted, the leaves...
well, they're dry.
Well from natural laws to material things...
nothing in these truths, they can't be changed.
Maybe they can be changed!

Oh, perilous world, you're showing every sign of losing your heart.
Fledgling and tattered in these strange later days just before it all fell apart.

It's a little Casey Kasem don't you think?

Hookers! Who's got the hookers?!
Sorry...

Oh, perilous world...
you're showing every sign of losing your heart.
Fledgling and tattered in these strange later days
just before it all fell apart.
You can build such fantastic phallus, I mean palaces
on, uh, foundations of straw,
on weird promises
with one, one final flaw.

The seedling is taken as a delicacy
by the sower who's mowing down the nursery.
That's crazy...

The reaper, he's hiding in the flower beds.
They're both thinking over
what the other said.

Well, they said we each disturb the earth,
but you my friend...yeah, you...well, you did it first.
Yes, yes you did.
La-da-dee, La-da-da

It's time to trim and thin
an invasive vine.
The roots are lifted,
now the leaves are dry.

From natural laws to...material things...
Oh, I'm sorry [mumbling] I was supposed to be talking about a perilous garden.
I think.
Or maybe it's here...

Oooooooohhhhhhhhhh yoooouuu, you peeeerrrilous garden.

Whoops. I think I fucked up.


Lyrics submitted by Planets89

The Pruning (Pat O'Brian/Access Hollywood Mix) song meanings
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