The Tallest Man on Earth – The Gardener

I love this whole thing – the music, the lyrics (particularly the lyrics), and of course the fact that he just walked into an old music shop in Greenwich Village and played this tune.  Wish I had been there for that one.  Thanks to KD for this find.

I sense a runner in the garden
Although my judgment’s known to fail
Once built a steamboat in a meadow
‘Cause I’d forgotten how to sail

I know the runner’s going to tell you
There ain’t no cowboy in my hat
So now he’s buried by the daisies
So I could stay the tallest man
In your eyes, babe

I sense a spy up in the chimney
From all the evidence I’ve burned
I guess he’ll read it in the smoke now
And soon to ashes I’ll return

I know the spy is going to tell you
It’s not my flag up in the pole
So now he’s buried by the lilies
So I could stay forever more
In your eyes, babe

I sense a leak inside my phone now
From all the lies that I have told
I know he has your private number
And soon he’ll make that vicious call

I know the leak is going to tell you
There ain’t no puppy in your leash
So now he’ll fertilize the roses
So I could stay the king you see
In your eyes, babe
In your eyes, babe

So now we’re dancing through the garden
And what a garden I have made
And now that death will grow my jasmine
I find it soothing, I’m afraid

Now there is no need for suspicion
There ain’t no frog kissing your hand
I won’t be lying when I tell you
That I’m a gardener, I’m a man
In your eyes, babe
In your eyes, babe
In your eyes, babe

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