"The Garden" as written by and Jeffrey/hardy Townes....
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain

You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain

You will find me waiting for the spring and summer
You will find me waiting for the fall
You will find me waiting for the apples to ripen
You will find me waiting for them to fall
You will find me by the banks of all four rivers
You will find me by the spring of consciousness
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain

You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
Unless it's pouring down with rain


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"The Garden" as written by Jeffrey Townes Antonio Hardy

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    General Commenti like how in the photo booklet in strategies against architecture III, they show blixa's original notes for this track, and it's just scribbled on some museum pamphlet
    Pilkon May 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the booklet by the CD:

    Blixa: I was in the Prado Museumshop, when suddenly I heard an elderly English woman next to me saying to her companion: "You will find me if you want me in the garden, unless it's puring down with rain".....
    writerton February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think blixa stole the "you will find me..." part from 2 old women in spain eheheh
    comments annyone?
    ruineron June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHehe, yeah he said he overheard two old ladies talking, and that's where the idea for the songs comes from.
    Karlon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard it was an old man and a woman in a museum in London from a friend.
    Katatoniaon January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like Blixa's museum shop story - good to know how song narratives and vignettes come to life in the mind, simply from overhearing a snippet of conversation. Before I read the comments above, I always thought that the song was about a fair weather friend, as opposed to a foul weather friend who is there no matter what.
    the_boatmanon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha, boatman, that's a really nice explanation... But it seems like the truth is sometimes extremely simple!!=P Nahh, mr Blixa, you owe that woman credit!!!xD

    What an awesome song!! Thank you dear lady for having that conversation right next to Blixa!!!:)
    InBetweenTheLineson March 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is Blixa's the carny (In which Nick Cave doesn't dig down the horse named sorrow deep enough, and the rain (tears, sorrow) makes sorrow appear again...rising from her grave "We shoulda dugga deepa one").

    It's a song about sorrow, a woman has left him but she can find him again in the garden if she wants. Unless it is raining...meaning he is weeping then she won't find him, he is elsewhere. The scream of course is there for the pain, and the music progresses very slowly forward...he is dealing with it but it doesn't go in a fast pace.

    Or maybe it is enough to say that the song is like so many others are simply Rorschach tests.
    Hirnlegoon April 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMy grandmother used to sing this. she used to sing loads of other things too, mostly old Irish songs. Even when I heard this song, I thought the lyrics where taken from an old poem or song. I am now puzzled as to why she was singing it. she must have heard it playing somewhere and it stuck. it's funny how some things are...
    rory244810on May 26, 2016   Link

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