"Eric The Gardener" as written by Neil Hannon and Joby Vincent Talbot....
Julius Caesar came, saw, conquered, went away
'Cause it rained here all the time
Too many sniffs and colds
Got up his Roman nose
So he left it all behind for Eric the gardener to find
Eric the gardener
Eric the gardener will find Eric the gardener

Julius Caesar knew that when his life was through
Something of him would stay behind
Not in a Roman tomb or an Italian womb
But buried deep in English slime
For Eric the gardener to find
Eric the gardener
Eric the gardener will find Eric the gardener

Julius Caesar sleeps soundly beneath your feet
With the rest of humankind
Dig deep and dig some more
Dig to the planet's core
Dig 'til you've gone out of your mind
But all you will ever find is Eric the gardener
All you can ever hope to find is Eric the gardener


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"Eric the Gardener" as written by Neil Hannon Joby Vincent Talbot

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    General CommentA few pointers for anyone working out the meaning of this song:

    1) Eric the Gardener is Eric Lawes, who in 1992 made one of the most important archeological findings in British history -a large collection of Roman coins and artefacts.

    2) Julius Caesar's most famous saying translates as "I came, I saw, I conquered".

    3) England has a rather damp climate
    ShineYouDiamondon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEric the Gardener also refer to a comedy character, playe by Andrew McGibbon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… "A Wiltshireman inclined to speak in gnomic, poetic utterances and non sequiturs".

    Eric the gardner (Eric Lawes) will find Eric the Gardner (gnomic, poetic utterance and non-sequitur)

    Most of what's down there is ordinary (gardner), but poetic - and will never give over its whole truth.
    JRHon May 04, 2010   Link

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