Forsaken Gardens

Peter Hammill


writers: Peter Hammill, Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill
album: Track 4 in album The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage
release date: 1974-2-8
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 6:17

Album Information

label: Charisma
country(area): United Kingdom
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Peter Hammill The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage cover art


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Where are all the joys of yesterday?
Gone, like our childhood dreams, aspirations and beliefs --
Stripping saplings, felling trees,
In the midnight candle-light of experience
Time, alone, shall murder all the flowers,
How much worse, then, if we all deny each others' needs
Its getting colder, wind and rain leave gashes;
Fires smoulder, raking through the ashes
I count the cost of 'I' :
Got to shut you out, no time to crave your pardon now".
as those outside;
There's ruination everywhere, the weather has
Does anyone believe his garden's really going to last?
Is there any pleasure in a solitary growth?
I'd like someone to see it all before each root is killed.
Tear down the walls, if its not too late!
There is so much emptiness and heartbreak and pain;
turn ----
Through the grief, through the pain,


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Modern
  • 2 Wilhelmina
  • 3 The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa)
  • 4 Forsaken Gardens
  • 5 Red Shift
  • 6 Rubicon
  • 7 A Louse Is Not a Home