Songs From The Greenhouse

by Martin Springett

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Featuring six unreleased prog classics from THE GARDENING CLUB period! A complement to the original 1983 album, and a singular work in its own right.

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released June 17, 2016

NEW YORK MOON†
THE WORLD IS FULL OF PIANOS‡
WHEN YOU LIVE THIS WAY

Bob Brough – Soprano Saxophone
Clive Parks – Keyboards
Ken Miskov – Bass
Gerry Fielding – Drums
Martin Springett – Guitars and Vocals

AFTER THE GLOW
UPSIDEDOWN BLACKBIRD*

Geoff Young – Electric Guitar / Solos
David Trevis – Bass
John Cheesman – Drums
Penner MacKay – Percussion
Martin Springett – Twelve-String Guitar and Vocals
(The Gardening Club Band)

MOON MISCHIEF
Dr. Rob Burns – Bass
Andrew MacKay – Percussion
Martin Springett – Guitars and Keys

All music and lyrics by Martin Springett.
Except † lyrics by Martin Springett, music by Martin Springett and Clive Parks; ‡ lyrics by Ellen Kushner; * and lyrics by Cyril McCoglan and music by The Gardening Club Band.

Remastered by Don Geppert.

The Gardening Club logo by Rick Parker.

All artwork by Martin Springett.

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Track Name: After the Glow
I can’t shake this sadness
I can’t shake this fear
Roaming the streets is madness
I wish this pain would disappear

Enemy shots ring out
Enemy shots ring out
Enemy shots
Just another rout!

Remember when this land was green
Remember when these skies were blue
Remember when language was not obscene
I wish I could talk...
Just talk to you

Enemy shots ring out
Enemy shots ring out
Enemy shots
Just another rout!

Where will you be without your video
Where will you be without your guide
Who said this would be any easier
It’s just another place for you to hide
Just another place for you to hide
You’re just another face
After the glow
After the glow
After the glow

The world is waiting
The world is waiting
Track Name: New York Moon
Searching for love in the afternoon
Every street becomes a mirror
And every face I see that day
Reminds me of someone
Far away
And the illusion is mine
At the rising
Of the New York moon

Caught between primeval moons
The park is dancing to a solid groove
Flyboys fly and women sing
Of lullabies and dreams on the wing
The illusion is cast
At the rising
Of the New York moon

Fear and hope
Gliding side by side

(Eclipse)

Primeval moon
Fills the African sky
The rhythms are deep and holy
African man
Sees the New York moon
African man
Sees
Eclipse
African man
African man
Sees
Eclipse
Track Name: Upside Down Blackbird
Having heaved myself
From somewhere on high
Not nearly high enough
On more than enough rope...

I am smoking
Resigned to smoking
Resigned to aerial
Tin pan alley music of spoons
Tootle of horns
I am poised
I am kneeling down
Down
Down
Down

(The poet)

Mark this: here is a creature
Only found in the woods at night
Curled up round crawling roots
That have found their way
Above ground
Twisting ruined fingers
Round a ruined stone
Here is a creature
Would break our hearts like twigs

(Sans love
Sans potions)

Wind me up
And I totter
Talking about myself
Crying for mercy
The best of everything
Watched by the wind
Wheeling
One eyed
One eyed
One eyed

(I am whirled away
Like a sinister empty hat and coat)
Track Name: When You Live This Way
Stop it just stop it
Leave me alone
You think I want you
I don’t
You think you’ll hurt me
You won’t

Nobody touches me
I’m not like that
Not like anyone
Nobody touches me
I’m not like that
Not like anyone
Keep out and keep off

Don’t get too close to me
Save me if you want to
That’s your affair
Worry if I’m alive
I just don’t care
That doesn’t matter

It’s all the same to me
Things are like that
When you live this way
When you live this way
Track Name: The World is Full of Pianos
A world away a life begins
Becoming a victim of gun barrel minds
A world away I harden my heart
Becoming a victim of grim headlines

The world is full pianos
No one knows the song
For those who cry for a lifetime
For those who never belong

A world away I open my heart
And listen to children singing their lives
A world away the searching goes on
But no one is hearing the music of time

The world is full of pianos
No one knows the song
For those who cry for a lifetime
For those who never belong