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In 2001, Julianne left town. She took Caden with her. And rightfully so. I was a financial, emotional and spritual mess. I wanted them close, but there was not a lot I could do. What I didn't expect was how my brain would react. Every stranger with a kid that would walk by... I saw Caden. And it would take a minute for my brain to click back into focus: this was someone else. As the months went by, it became worse...

Stats:
Song name: The Garden
Written by: Barry Craig, 2008
Performances on this recording: Barry, Jeremy, Josh, and Joey
Last updated: Added Jeremy's drums and some new edits September 2014. Added Joey's guitars, September 2011. Worked in some of Ryan's keys, July 2010.
 
Lyrics:
Must have fallen over the ledge. Links and circles. Brother repair the soul. Real plans worth burning. Fighting again. And you, oh you, bring me to... what I already knew. Now I'm writing on this absurd Web journal. Sending presents, never returned. All the legos, rainy days. We are falling! Every way. It's funny. Once the garden calls to me. Once, the God in arms for me. I am the one to blame and my soul's aflame. Can't focus on today, I think, that's my son. You were a soul in play, and I let you down. Was it all in vain? I want back my son. Leaves of holly over the ledge. What a calling, falling slow by you. Falling down. Yeah. A little... a little... a little... far. Once the garden calls to me. Once, the God in arms for me. I am the one to blame and my soul's aflame. Can't focus on today, I think, that's my son. You were a soul in play, and I let you down. Was it all in vain? I want back my son. And you're gone today. When will we meet again? On a sunny day, I walk past my son.
 
Insights and Interpretations:
From Barry, 2010: Garden is a song about the memories of my son, how much I miss him, and how I struggle to deal with the psychological ramifications of his absence.
 
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