"The Garden" as written by Del James, Arkeen West, and Axl Rose....
You know you're all alone
Your friends they aren't at home
Everybody's gone to the garden
As you look into the trees

You can look but you don't see
The flowers seem to tease you at the garden
Everybody's there, but you don't seem to care
What's it with you man, and this garden

Turned into my worst phobia,
A crazy man's utopia
If you're lost no one can show ya,
But it sure was glad to know ya

Only poor boys take a chance,
On the garden's song and dance,
Feel her flowers as they wrap around,
But only smart boys do without

You can find it all inside
No need to wrestle with your pride
No you ain't losin' your mind
You're just in the garden

They can lead you to yourself
Or you can throw it on the shelf
But you know you can look inside
For the garden

I wasn't really scared
Lost my virginity there,
To a gypsy with blond hair
But now no one seems to care

Like a mouse inside a maze
Wandering round 4 daze
With a smile upon my face,
I never want to leave this place

Only poor boys take a chance,
On the garden's song and dance,
Feel her flowers as they wrap around,
But only smart boys do without

Turned into my worst phobia,
A crazy man's utopia
If you're lost no one can show ya,
But it sure was glad to know ya

Bye bye
So long, bye bye
It's glad to know ya

Bye bye
Bye bye
Aw... so long


Lyrics submitted by mike

"The Garden" as written by Izzy Stradlin (usa 2) Slash

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this about drugs, its general weird sound sort of reflects the distorted perceptions drugs give you. The guitar riff after "whats it with u man and this Garden" sounds like being high
    Maxpowerson May 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about falling in love with heroin and what it does to you. U try it for the first time (lose ur virginity) become addicted (the flower wraps around) you know it's bad for u but you don't care. With a smile on your face you never wanna leave this place. It's good to know ya, so long by by.
    Axlfan2010on July 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTotally strange. It sounds like something he probably wrote when he was high. The music and the lyrics.
    AeroLed286on April 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgree fuckin' completely, AeroLed206. He was high when he wrote. Do you know that it was co-written by Del James? Maybe he was high too. Too stoned men writing a song may end up like that...
    Kizy GNFRFukinRoxxon June 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was driving through San Francisco last week and I saw a strip club amongst all the strip clubs on Broadway that was named "The Garden Of Eden". It made me think about this song. This song could be about a whore house. But I think that it is more likely to be about love or sex and how they can become a trap.

    Feel her flowers as they wrap around
    But only smart boys do without

    I think that line is important. It's describing something that feels good, but if you're smart, you do without it. I'm thinking it's either love or sex.

    You know you're all alone
    You're friends, they aren't at home
    Everybody's gone to the garden

    To me, it sounds like his friends are all in love and he is not. Now, this could just be the fact that currently, all my friends are in love, and I am not, but I don't think that's it.

    He also mentions losing his virginity in the "garden". I'm thinking that the garden is probably an analogy for love.
    Ratman_84on November 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Times Square in New York City when it was all drugs, hookers and total death in the early 90's. Plain and simple fellas.
    Pazzoon February 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song isn't strictly written about drugs. The Garden could refer to anything that you said you would never do, but eventually give in.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is defiently a strange song. And the Alice Cooper chorus makes it even stranger. Obviously its about some crazy garden that seduces you and once you're in you never get out. But what does it mean?
    Eversioon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat's pretty close to right ratman...except it's about him being in love then losing it, and being so horny he'd fuck anything that moves and somethings that don't like stumps, but then he sees all the happy loving people and just gives up and most likely commits suicide. but that's just my take.
    dwfp99on January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr maybe Central park. Hmm Possibily...
    Pazzoon February 25, 2005   Link

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