Savage Garden

Review by Jason Lyons

Filled with energy charged emotion and words, Savage Garden will take you to places an album has never taken you. From the moment the CD began spinning in my Panasonic Walkman, I was snapped off from the rest of the world by my roots.

Two songs in particular really hit me. Number three, Truly Madly Deeply and number nine, A Thousand Words. Truly Madly Deeply takes you on a spiraling cascade of desire and fantasy. With a light airy beat atop a foundation of soothing bass, it's a guarantee 'take you there' song. A Thousand Words is a more intense 'beating', talking about abuse and lies in a relationship. It gets this message across; screw you.


The highest powers
In lonely hours
The tears devour you

I want to stand with you on
a mountain
I want to bathe with you in the sea
I want to lay like this forever
Until the sky falls down on me


Time manipulates your heart,
preconceptions torn apart
Begin to doubt my state of mind
But I won't go down on what I said
I won't retract convictions read
I may perplex, but I'm not blind
So take all this noise into your brain
and send it back again
I'll bear the cost, shed my skin, call
you up and then...
I'll say the words out loud

You could resurrect a thousand
words to deceive me more and more
A thousand words will give the
reasons why I don't need
you anymore

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