"Michael In The Garden" as written by and Ralph Mc Tell....
Out in the garden, amongst the bushes, Michael is crying.
Caught in a spider's web, its broken wings beating, a butterfly dying.
Oh la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
And they in their wisdom say
"Michael's got something wrong, wrong, wrong with his mind".
Well they must be blind, if they can't see what Michael sees.

Michael is silent, talking to no one of things that he sees.
But out in the garden, he talks in soft whispers, like the wind in the leaves.
Oh la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
And they in their wisdom say
"Michael's got something wrong, wrong, wrong with his mind".
They've seen the signs, but they can't see what Michael sees.

And inside the building someone is calling his name through the halls.
But he doesn't answer, though he easily hears each leaf as it falls.
Oh la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
And they in their wisdom say
"Michael's got something wrong, wrong, wrong with his mind".
Well they must be blind, for they can't see what Michael sees.

Michael where are you ?
Michael where are we,
We who see that there's something wrong with your mind?

And inside the garden Michael is smiling, at peace in his world.
At one with the insects, the flowers, and the trees, and the wind and the birds.
Oh la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.

Oh Michael sees all
Behind the high walls
Surrounding his kingdom,
Whilst we in our wisdom
Still trapped in the spider's web
Far from the flow and ebb
Of life in the garden
But Michael has pardoned
Us for he sees
That really he's free
And there's nothing to mend
For his wings are not broken

And they in their wisdom say
"Michael's got something wrong, wrong, wrong with his mind".
They've seen the signs, but Michael feels fine inside the garden.







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"Michael In the Garden" as written by Ralph Mc Tell

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    General CommentIt makes some very good points that I didn't really get until I listened to it a couple times...

    "They must be blind, because they can't see what Michael sees" stands out to me. Just because a person can't do everything another person can do, doesn't mean that person is miserable.

    This message is particularly important to share now that people are trying to invent a way to screen babies to check if they are autistic before they are born. I am getting very angry at the way neurotypical people claim they are helping autistic people by preventing them from being born. I'm autistic, sure, I have a little trouble getting along in a predominantly neurotypical world, but I wouldn't prefer to have never been born! Speak for yourselves, snooty NT's!
    aspiReon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've read somewhere that it was written about a relative of Ralph's, his brother-in-law I think. It's a great song.
    John Johnstonon November 28, 2008   Link

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