I squandered my youth for a wither'd (bitter) hour;
All I ever wanted was a simple you.
Real love is dying for a phantasy.

I held all of Heaven dead in my arms,
And in one moment, I knew all of Hell.

Nothing but a body, naked, beaten,
The wreck of a soul, amidst thorns bleeding.
Bitterness is all God hath created;
A proud king among the failures of dreams.

I believe one love could be worth a life,
For life I would have burn'd myself away--
For nothing, life hath left me burning alone.

Girl, know that time leaves dust on my scars;
When the moment has pass'd, thousands will die.
I will remember when ghosts were mighty,
And I will laugh and catch my own tears.

In a perfect garden, all flowers flourish,
In this real garden, my flower knows thirst.
I don't think I can lift my face to the sun again.
I don't think I can look at your face again
And feel.
You were my everything, and you took
It all away.

Lyrics submitted by Opethian

Girl With A Watering Can song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the loss of innocence, and the bleakness in realizing that the magical eyes you saw through when you were a child just keep closing and really don't ever re-open. Fortunately, however, we follow this song on the album with "Birth Pains of Astral Projection," which is a solution to the sentiment in "Girl..." - being that you can re-open those eyes via other means.
    Opethianon July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThats a quote from the band.
    Opethianon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is beautiful
    Anilandon March 14, 2007   Link

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