"The Garden" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
Oh oh I really wanted that thing
I just want to sing
I love you baby
Won't you bring
All the flowers you
Find out in the garden
Don't tell me the truth
That your heart has hardened

But you don't want me anymore
How can it be
Look what you've done to me

Oh oh
Oh oh the bee does quickly sting
I was wondering
If you could maybe darling
Think? I'd give everything
If you'd grant my love a pardon
And all the fruits
Again would fill the garden

But you don't want me anymore
How can it be?
Look what you've done to me

Oh oh
Oh oh, oh oh oh oh (and so on)

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"The Garden" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn


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    General CommentBasically she's just asking her man why he's being so cruel when all she wants to do is give him her love. I love how she likens his cruelty to a stinging bee.
    sataygreon August 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpretty straightforward lyrics. great beat. i loveeee this song.
    vacantskieson November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Basically she's just asking her man why he's being so cruel when all she wants to do is give him her love. I love how she likens his cruelty to a stinging bee."

    Mirah is openly lesbian.
    Ryxon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSO change it to woman instead of man.

    Women can be just as cruel as men.
    thebutcheresson October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWoman, Man. No matter honestly. The point is what sataygre said.
    Anyways, this song is just amazing. and yosareann, i agree about the remix.
    I love how she compares his/her cruelty to a stinging bee as well.
    Very stunning.
    Katrina Elenaon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis might be a far-reaching interpretation, but I think this is the story of the Garden of Eden (probably from Eve's perspective). Mirah deals with Judaism in a great deal of her songs, so it wouldn't shock me all that much.
    sparklesgirl2on January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo, without ttly digging up this garden and disecting the mushrooms, i was just listening to this song, and i related it to a similar situation in my life that i noticed happens to other people a lot too:

    So, you're all like, "oh loverboy" without doing much conscious flirting
    and then he comes to the yard on impulse 'cause he's completely smitten
    Then you subconsciously realize the chemistry, and increase the rate of reaction
    and same goes for him
    THEN you start to actually notice how much you like him and care for a snog
    but since he's more obvious than you are about it, visits your garden more often, you play it cool, thinking he's more into you than you are him, and you spray pesticides all over your pumpkins and strawberries
    after some inevitable inability to see each-other so much, you start to think about him more and more, until you distorted your memories of him to heavenly spoonfuls of applesauce (instead of the hearty yet imperfect red macintosh that comes from that tree thing)
    after some seasons pass and new fruits and flowers grow in this little patch of fertilizer, you're still thinking about him, but he's lost some interest, is maybe visiting some other ORGANIC garden, and you're still thinking of those pretty rosebuds you picked in his garden last summer and how, even though they're wilted now, you know that there are more where they came from, but his garden is becoming more and more well-known and fruitful.

    In short, the roles switch.

    Ok, i completely over-analyzed that.
    iDolizeron March 15, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis song reminds me of the garden of Eden.

    Originally Adam and Eve loved each other until the snake came and Adam's heart hardened as a result of original sin.

    As a result men started to dominate the female and Eve would let him because she doesn't want to be alone. This is summarized by the lines...
    "But you don't want me anymore
    How can it be
    Look what you've done to me"
    maya20xxon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song... quick clear lyrics, great voice and awesome beat. So simple its genius
    chrisguzman16on August 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMy theory. (For the sake of brevity and clarity, I will just say she for the singer, and he for the object of affection. I know Mirah is a lesbian.)
    I feel like it's a person telling their friend that they love them "I just want to sing 'I love you baby, won't you bring all the flowers you find out in the garden;'" however, he reacts badly (Don't tell me the truth, that your heart has hardened.) Even though she knows that he would, she wanted to try it anyway.
    "But you don't want me anymore, how can it be? Look what you've done to me." This implies that at one time he DID want her, either for a relationship, or her presence is his life, but is now casting her aside. She is understandably devastated. Also: does anyone else notice that she's more saying "Uh-oh" than "oh oh?" I feel like she is.
    The bee stinging quickly is how he shot her down; perhaps while she was "sniffing" the "flowers?" His quick reaction was shocking, and he apparently didn't even give it a second thought
    In this metaphor, the garden is their relationship. "I'd give everything if you'd grant my love a pardon." She's asking him to literally forgive her confession of love, so that "all the fruits again would fill the garden." It could undo all the damage to their relationship made, if he just forgave her.
    But, clearly, he doesn't. The only lines that are repeated "but you don't want me..." show that he isn't acknowledging how she's feeling, and she just really regrets everything.

    elericoon June 29, 2011   Link

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