Good Morning Dear
I hope I didn't wake you too soon
Because my mind is growing tired
Too much thinking what I should do
I picture you out there
It must be beautiful this time of year
All those East Coast leaves
Floating round like embers from burning trees
Well the weather out here is just the same
But the garden that you planted remains.

Now it's only work
Each day bleeding into the next
Barely scraping by I tire myself out just so I can rest
But rest it rarely comes
And when it does I cannot go home
Because it's much too quiet
Seems that I'm not suited to being in love
And everyone around me's changed
But the garden that you planted remains.

I think about you
Maybe more than I should
But the smog is getting old
The drugs I'm taking aren't so good
So will you talk to me
Even though you've had a late night
Because I need a little help
Baby, tell me I'll be alright
Cause everything around me's changed
But the garden that you planted remains

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    General CommentI think it's about a long distance relationship - he's on the west coast while she's on the east. He makes references to the time difference and the difference in weather patterns. He wants to be where she is, as he talks about how beautiful it must be, but has to stay where he is because of work. The only thing that's stable is the garden she planted, which doesn't have to be a real garden. It could be the life and love they used to grow when living together.
    amylhayneson August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think instead of
    "But rest it rightly comes
    And when it does I come out and go home
    Because it’s much too quiet
    Seems that I’m not suited to being in love"
    he's saying
    "But rest it rarely comes
    And when it does I cannot go home
    Because it's much too quiet
    It seems that I'm not suited to being alone"
    seashoreson September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's a reason why it says "as interpreted by" at the top, it's not like I had a lyric book at the time.
    lilcrysgemon December 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. looove it!
    MountWroclaion August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm so glad that someone's finally commented on this song! I think it's pretty clear that she's the one that moved away leaving him to the mundane details of "normal" existence. He misses her and it's really unclear if they're still together despite the distance. Such a sweet sad song.
    lilcrysgemon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's a line from another song, I think it's "I Made a Resolution", where it says that "the girl I sometimes loved up and moved away"- maybe this is that girl. I love this song, personally...The idea of the garden...There are a lot of ways it can be taken, I have been thinking that it is the influence a person has on you, and the impression he or she leaves you with- remains even after that person is gone.
    minigameon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt should tell you just how much I like this song, that I only got an account so that I could comment it myself.

    This song has affected me since the moment I first heard it. It always struck me as sad and sweet, not in a desperate or pleading way, but in a content way. As if the man was content to wait forever.

    I can relate.
    gardener29on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti came across sea wolf about a year ago, i think, and this was the first song of theirs i had ever listened to. it's so beautiful, and placed such vivid pictures inside my head. it is still my favorite song by them.
    the big crunchon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful...
    just listen...on November 24, 2008   Link
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    MemoryGah, I moved to Cali from Michigan when I was a kid, and I hecka miss it. This song is possibly the most beautiful song ever written. It makes me go waay back and remember the east coast. I can also kinda relate to this situation.... gorgeous song once again
    emmaruthaon January 14, 2009   Link

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