Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) Song Lyrics

Elton John

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What happened here
As the New York sunset disappeared
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there

Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop

And now it all looks strange
It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain

And what's it for
This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dear John
  • 2 Spiteful Child
  • 3 Ball & Chain
  • 4 Legal Boys
  • 5 I Am Your Robot
  • 6 Blue Eyes
  • 7 Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
  • 8 Princess
  • 9 Where Have All the Good Times Gone?
  • 10 All Quiet on the Western Front


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    album: Track 7 in album Jump Up!
    release date: 1982
    popularity : 114 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:08
    producer: Chris Thomas
    piano: Elton John
    lead vocals: Elton John
    recorded by: Bill Price
    electric bass guitar: Dee Murray
    guitar: Richie Zito
    synthesizer: James Newton Howard
    lyricist: Bernie Taupin
    composer: Elton John

    Album Information

    label: The Rocket Record Company
    country(area): Europe
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin