Sorry for swipe off
But you know they'll hunt you down
Drop every box and step back
The spring might come out

My little miss cotton
You're quite the stubborn kind
If we cant make it work
We will take it out in blood

[Chorus]
We'll make a man out of you yet
We will cram brambles in your bed
Just close your eyes and count to ten
This is as good as it will get

And it's a little mellow whipping
A flutter to your knees
They hung two things before me
Oh the possibilities

Thank you for the warning
But I still see inside
A little global warming
Never hurt no one

[Chorus]

Don't rest my little flower
You're getting put to use
You've always been a failure
But now you're bearing strange new fruit of hell
The insides are all useless
But the rest is fertile still
I'll take the belt from off the hook
And watch the garden grow

We'll make a man out of you yet
You won't know what will hit you next
The gardener's coming to collect
You wanted love that's what you'll get
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect
The gardener's coming to collect


Lyrics submitted by marquicerise, edited by wxvxw, Chemi42

The Gardener Lyrics as written by Amanda Palmer

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    My InterpretationI think the song is about unwanted pregnancy and giving birth to unwanted child

    Sorry for the setback
    I know i let you down

    mother is telling about the pregnancy and who is the father, creating problems for him

    Turn back the clocks and step back
    And spring might come around

    irony about the time that cant be turned back

    My little misbegotten...
    You're quite a stubborn bud!

    to her fetus...misbegotten=bastard

    If we can't make you open
    We will take it out in blood

    if there is no dilation, there will be caesarian

    We'll make a man out of you yet!
    We will plant brambles in your bed!

    to the father...warning about what will come
    he will become a man/father/parent

    Just close your eyes and count to ten...
    This is as close as you will get...

    restless nights

    Oh is our little willow weeping?
    Flutter to your knees
    The untilled things before me,
    Oh the possibilities

    the mother accuse the father for being scared to be a parent

    Thank you for the warning,
    But i still see the sun...
    A little global warming
    Never hurt no one...

    cant understand that one, if someone have an idea please share...

    At last my pretty flower
    Is getting put to use
    You've always been a failure
    But now you're bearing strange new fruit...

    the mother to herself... the flower and the fruit being metaphors for womb and fetus

    The insides are all useless

    she's been told she wont have another child

    But the rest is fertile, so

    she is healthy otherwise...

    I will take the belt from off the hook
    And watch the garden grow

    so she's forced to punish herself and carry the child, despite she does not want it...because this is her only chance to be a mother

    We'll make a man out of you yet
    You won't know what will hit you next
    The gardener's coming to collect
    You wanted love?
    That's what you get...

    Blaming the father for the pregnancy, threatening she's giving birth to the child

    The gardener's coming to collect

    Doctors are coming to extract the baby

    THESE ARE BRILLIANT VERY POWERFUL LYRICS!!!!!!! THANK YOU AMANDA!
    g.velevon September 04, 2016   Link

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