Stranger In My Garden
A ballad combining eerie and haunting images with powerful dramatic phrasing.
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March 02, 2009
MP3 4.4 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Rodrica Rudge © 2006 Rodrica Rudge (Song registered with GISC)
Story behind the song
We all create a kind of "garden" for ourselves - a secure and safe existence. But when we find that someone we thought we knew well turns out to be a stranger, then our perfect "garden" takes on new, sinister elements of insecurity and doubt.
STRANGER IN MY GARDEN
I see all the faces now
Reflected in the dewy flowers,
Grinning from their palace full of mirrors.
It's easier to walk away
And live to fight another day
Than sit beside the jokers and the sinners.
There's a stranger in my garden
Turning morning into night,
If I'd only known the shadows could tell me
As much as the light...
Oh Stranger in my garden.
Whispering through twisted trees
A rumour on a restless breeze,
Footsteps on the path of least resistance.
Entwined beneath the ground I tread,
Entanglements and broken threads
Are lying there and question my existence.
Now I know it's time to say goodbye
You're a stranger, you're a stranger
Gonna walk away.
© 2006 Rodrica Rudge Music