Twilight in the sculpture garden
When we walk around the place
Look upon the beautiful secrets
That all the artists' made.

And we still wanna stay
How fast the light has faded
Turn down the noise in the city
At night they turn the water on around the artworks

The dark downtown parade.

In the garden, In the garden.
Underneath the cherry moon
Midnight in the sculpture garden
We can make our own beautiful secret
Rose petal vermillion breezes
We can join the fabled few.

Starlight in the sculpture garden
With a stainless steel balloons

In the garden, In the gardenI beieve the artists knew.
At night they turn the water on around the artworks

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Sculpture Garden Lyrics as written by Dan Wilson

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    General Comment
    Great song - the Sculpture Garden is a Minneapolis landmark, a large (about 10-acre?) park outside the Walker Art Center, free to the public for wandering around the sculptures. An early interview with Semisonic quoted Dan Wilson as saying he wanted to record "make-out music for the new millenium," and this appears to be about walking around the Sculpture Garden with your beloved and staying late into the night for just such a purpose...
    dabigtrainon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    I think they're talking about a little more than making out. There's no "fabled few" of making out in the garden; people do that all the time, in broad daylight, Also, I wanted to point out that "underneath the cherry moon" is a reference to a (terrible) Prince movie, Under the Cherry Moon.
    Keterianon June 28, 2008   Link

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