And our land is so terribly dry
And we see no crop
Without the raindrops
And only the weeds will survive
And keep our seeds from thriving
Will we ever see the spring?

I've got my eye on you
And these eyes have a plan
(These eyes have a plan)
I've got my eyes on you
And they weep and you stay
Now won't you please grow for me?

I swore I'd never leave your side
But I'm exhausted
I need my rest
And even when I close my eyes
Oh, these tears continue
They will find their way to you

I've got my eye on you
And these eyes have a plan
(These eyes have a plan)
I've got my eyes on you
And they weep and you stay
Now won't you please grow for me?

I thought I'd never see the day
When the clouds would roll away
In pain and suffering
Bring the rain and bring the spade
Don't cry for me dear
I'm alive and I'm right here
I missed you so damn much then
With no garden to tend


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    Ok, so this goes for all three of the china white trilogy. It is about a man who is in depressive state and his sanity is his "garden" and the only way to keep him sane is this girl but she is young and her parents wont let them be together. This makes him in a deep depression and then the part where he says "I dont believe in miracles" he is about to commit suicide then he wakes up and turns his anger turns to rage Then the I am your gardener part is his rage taking over him. He finally kills the girls his parents. Then it leads to china white 2. The first lyrics is girl singing scared the gardener will kill him. Then the distorted vocals is the man talking to her frustrated and full of rage. Then when he says "when you wake you'll be beautiful again" he kills the girl. Leading into China White 3. This song is mainly about the man talking to the dead girl in denial and realization of what he just did. When he says "wont you please grow for me" is him talking to his conscious to grow back his sanity and get out of this depression. Finally in the end he says he has no garden to tend. Meaning he has no mind to live with. He then commits suicide.

    It is a very deep interpretation but it makes so much sense when you think about it. A brilliant song

    Rodney44on July 26, 2015   Link
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    General Comment

    Man I love he is legend, but I have absolutely no clue what idea(s) he tries to convey in song... oh yea they kick ass live :D

    g.zuson November 23, 2004   Link
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    This song is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! like all the "i am hollywood" cd!!!

    guitarheroon November 26, 2004   Link
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    "i don't believ in miracles but i believ in you"..... how beautiful!! and then the part "now i can't wait..." is seriously amazing!!!!!!!!

    guitarheroon December 22, 2004   Link
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    Im not exactly sure on the meaning of this song, but I just thought i'd ad in that since reading the lyrics, this song was ruined a little for me. I had orignally thought that the end said

    "Maybe I'll miss you then With your carnage and sin.

    I am your guardian"

    You have no idea how many times I screamed those lines in my car...ah well

    Knux68on March 23, 2005   Link
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    I think that this song is about him having a bad relationship or him losing someone close to him. Not with a girl but just with someone in his life. I think the person who he lost really had a green thumb.

    frunt_line88on March 25, 2005   Link
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    to add to what I already said the part where he says "and I don't understand why I sleep in late and start to complain when there is no rain." is taken from No Rain by Blind Melon

    frunt_line88on March 25, 2005   Link
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    this song is about him being a gardener who is getting jelous of family members? and kills them of course he gets caught and goes to jail: Now I can't wait until I can sleep in late Maybe I'll miss you then With no garden to tend

    theimagineguitaron May 30, 2005   Link
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    i dont have an idea for the whole song, but some parts i think are about god. for instance:

    You better buy a gun Because I've seen them watching you The old man and his son They have been studying your moves

    I think the "old man" is god, the "son" being jesus. the "i dont believe in miracles, but i believe in you" part sort of has a god-y theme to it as well. as for the rest of the song, your guess is as good as mine.

    bukkakefaceon June 16, 2005   Link
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    this song is the shiz

    "i don't believe in miracles but i believe in you"

    whoa

    bbqamazingon August 28, 2005   Link

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