• Artist: Dave Hall
  • Title: Garden Party
  • Genre: Folk
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin)
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/6/2011
  • Lyric themes: Anguish Desperation, Moving On Change Letting Go, Reminiscing, Broken-Hearted, Love Lost, Sentimental
  • Lyric hook: Time doesn't heal it just passes
  • Lyrics: After seven years since our parting of ways Seven years of nights and seven years of days Of course we met again, observing common laws In one of perfect time's imperfect flaws I expected I would see you at the garden party And of course you were looking hale and hearty And, (and this I find unaccountably strange) In seven years you'd hardly changed You looked the same, how did you feel? I was struck by the same old sadness behind your same old glasses And thought, time doesn't heal It just passes Of course, we told each other we're doing well Tacitly avoided any mention of past hell Your voice still rang like a deep, cracked bell Are you happy? I couldn't tell I just thought, "The only thing I know is real..." As we swirled the melting ice in our crying glasses Is that time doesn't heal It just passes We didn't laugh, we didn't cry We admired the flowers, and the blue, blue sky We took a stroll across the green, green grass And I for one, keenly felt the time pass We smiled there as the camera snapped You snapped, too, at my lover "My eyes were closed," you said and so We took another We smiled again, side by side We squeezed each other's shoulders as we posed I'll keep the one with your eyes open wide The other is enclosed As I look at the photos now I'm taken again by how The truth of time, alas, is That it doesn't heal, it just passes
  • Keywords: simple, acoustic, Organic

About Dave Hall

Dave Hall

Brooklyn, NY United States

Dave Hall

Singer-songwriter Dave Hall is a conservatory-trained composer whose music blends folk, rock, classical and various ethnic influences in a sophisticated pop mix. Known for his poetic lyics, Dave's songs tell stories - about himself, his family, and the different people he comes across.

"A folk-pop artist with considerable lyrical clout" The New York Times

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