(No, I won't) You know you're all alone Your friends they aren't at home Everybody's gone to the garden As you look into the trees You can look but you don't see The flowers seem to tease you at the garden Everybody's there, but you don't seem to care What's it with you man, and this garden, oh yeah
Turned into my worst phobia A crazy man's utopia If you're lost no one can show ya But it sure was glad to know ya Only poor boys take a chance On the garden's song and dance Feel her flowers as they wrap around But only smart boys do without
You can find it all inside No need to wrestle with your pride No you ain't losin' your mind You're just in the garden They can lead you to yourself Or you can throw it on the shelf But you know you can look inside For the garden, oh yeah
I wasn't really scared Lost my virginity there To a gypsy with blond hair But now no one seems to care Like a mouse inside a maze Wandering 'round for days With a smile upon my face I never wanna to leave this place Only poor boys take a chance On the garden's song and dance Feel her flowers as they wrap around But only smart boys do without Turned into my worst phobia A crazy man's utopia If you're lost no one can show ya But it sure was glad to know ya
Bye bye So long, bye bye It's glad to know ya Bye bye Bye Aw so long
Writer/s: Darren A. Reed, Del James, Duff Rose Mckagan, Izzy Stradlin, Matt Sorum, Saul Hudson, W. Axl Rose, West Arkeen
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Bennett from Shreveport, La, UsaI had just graduated high school when these albums came. I love the guitar solo and Alice Cooper. He's perfect for this. I believe this song to be about heroin's pleasures and addiction. Once you go there, you don't return.
Caveman from The GardenThis song along with The Garden of Eden and many other songs on the UYI albums allude to The Bible (believe it or not). Axl states, "what's up with you man and this garden" this song and in The Garden Of Eden he says, "No ones going to believe this but we're lost in the Garden of Eden." If you watch the video for Estranged there are many biblical symbols, such as crucifixes and a tanker (Noah's ark) and a storm (the Flood) at the end. If you watch the beginning it defines the word illusion and at the end it defines disillusion, this stating that if the viewer watch carefully Axl Rose and the band can disillusion the viewer with the video. What does this mean? To understand, I'll cite The Penultimate Truth by Phillip K. Dick. In it Dick describes a group of agents using time machines to place alien artifacts on each other's land to seize such land. Phillip K. Dick was obsessed with the dead sea scrolls before he died. Now you put two and two together. Also if you notice in Don't Cry there is a child and the child (being Axl) watches his whole life flash before his eyes. At the ending we see a naked Axl underneath his tombstone going into a light where he is reborn. I cite Matthew 24 as proof of such birthpangs.
You never truly get off of thisforever. This is it, forver. You're still in the Garden. The fall is yet to come. Beware of bad apples. The tree of teknowledge of good and evil bears much fruit. Will man remain a product of God or become a product of man? The consequences are disastrous for the human race. .....and your loved ones told you magic wasn't real....
Drew from MendocinoDefinetly about heroin.
Joni from New York, NyIn Slash's autobiography, he tells that this song was a collaboration with West Arkeen.
Jeremy from Lafayette, LaThis song is about heroin."If you're lost no one can show ya", meaning if you over dose you're screwed. Many former addicts refer to it as a "garden", also. And when he says he doesn't want to leave, well, that kind of speaks for itself. By the way, I'm not making this up.
Lynette from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, EnglandThey got alice cooper 2 sing it because they were recording it and thought that axl's vocals sounded very much like alices. so they decided, @ around 2am in the morning, to ring alice up (he wasn't very far away) and get him 2 do it.
Kelly from Los Angeles, CaLove this song! Underrated but should definitely be more known. Alice Cooper's voice is just the right amount of creepiness.
Don from Toronto, CanadaThe Garden is written about Charles Manson and the Manson Girls. Axl has met Manson and at least one of his girls, namely Gypsy. The girls today are into gardening. They tend the garden daily. Manson has ATWA web site. It stands for air, trees, water, animals. Rose makes reference to a crazy man, life inside, trees, Gypsy and the garden. The duet is wth Alice Cooper because Alice wrote several songs about Manson in the early 70's. Copper was not selected by chance for this song. And now you know!
Don from Toronto, CanadaThe Garden is written about Charles Manson and the Manson Girls. Axl has met Manson and at least one of his girls, namely Gypsy. The girls today are into gardening. They tend the garden daily. Manson has ATWA web site. It stands for air, trees, water, animals. Rose makes reference to a crazy man, life inside, trees, Gypsy and the garden. And now you know!
Brian from Gregory, MiI always thought it was about marijuana. You are right about the solo. It could be the best one on the illusion albums.
Brian from Paoli, InThis is a pretty cool song really, most people haven't heard of it. Killer guitar solo.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.