Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
album: Track 7 in album Jump Up!
release date: 1982
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
length: 5:09
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

Cover Art

Elton John Jump Up! cover art
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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

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 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, can't you come out to play

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