Forsaken Gardens Song Lyrics

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
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genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock/Prog Rock
length: 6:17
producer: John Anthony and Peter Hammill
drums: Guy Evans
piano: Peter Hammill
vocal: Peter Hammill and Hugh Banton
mixer: David Hentschel
engineer: Peter Hammill and Pat Moran
electric guitar: Peter Hammill
flute: David Jackson
organ: Hugh Banton
acoustic guitar: Peter Hammill
harmonium: Peter Hammill
percussion: Guy Evans
saxophone: David Jackson
bass: Hugh Banton
composer: Peter Hammill

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?
Where, now, is the happiness and laughter that we shared?
Gone, like our childhood dreams, aspirations and beliefs --
Time is a thief, and he ravages our gardens,
Stripping saplings, felling trees,
Trampling on our flowers, sucking sap and drying seeds.
In the midnight candle-light of experience
All colour fades, green fingers grey....
Time, alone, shall murder all the flowers,
Still, there's time to share our plots and all that we call 'ours'.
How much worse, then, if we all deny each others' needs
And keep our garden's privately?
Its getting colder, wind and rain leave gashes;
Looking back, I only see the friends I've lost.
Fires smoulder, raking through the ashes


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