Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 7 in album Jump Up!
release date: 1982
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 5:08
guitar: Richie Zito
synthesizer: James Newton Howard
electric bass guitar: Dee Murray
piano: Elton John
producer: Chris Thomas
recording: Bill Price
lead vocals: 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
Who lived here
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
And we are so amazed we're crippled and we're dazed
A gardener like that one no one can replace

And I've been knocking but no one answers
And I've been knocking most all the day
Oh and I've been calling oh hey hey Johnny
Can't you come out to play

And through their tears
Some say he farmed his best in younger years
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear
Who lived there
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls
We hear, we hear your name

Johnny can't you come out to play in your empty garden

Track Listing

  • 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