Franks, Michael - Abandoned Garden Lyrics




In your abandoned garden, sunlight still prevails
The jasmine climbs the trellis fragrantly, the
Jacaranda ultravioletly sways
The blossom. each of them by your hand planted
Will, even if I tell them of your sudden
Disappearance from us
Not believe the tale

Though the samba has ended, I know in the sound
Of your voice, your piano, your flute, you are found
And the music within you continues to flow
Sadly, lost Antonio

You were my inspiration, my hero, my friend
On the highway of time will I meet you again?
If the heart ever heals, does the scar always show
For the lost Antonio?
For the lost Antonio?

In your abandoned garden, beauty is unchanged
The hummingbird still hovers for the scent the
Frangipane so seductively displays
Camellias, each of them by your hand planted
The sadness of your sudden disappearance still
Unknown to them
Await the kiss of rain

Though the samba has ended, I know in the sound
Of your voice, your piano, your flute, you are found
And the music within you continues to flow
Sadly, lost Antonio

You were my inspiration, my hero, my friend
On the highway of time will I meet you again?
If the heart ever heals, does the scar always show
For the lost Antonio?
For the lost Antonio?





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  1. Burt472

    Shivers of pure music pleasure.......

  2. PLAB B

    Just getting the sense of this tune. I, no doubt like untold others, miss the great composer Mastero Antonio Carlos Jobim. Thankfully, he wrote hundreds of songs and managed to promote the bossa nova around the world through performances (with mas talented singers and musicians) and collaborations. A long list of US performers made their way to Rio just to meet and work with him. In their later works you can pick up the strong influence of their interaction with this great and giving individual.
    His light will continue to shine through his beautiful work.

  3. Becia

    Jak zwykle Michal Franks - fenomenalny

  4. Nara Noïan

    j'adore depuis mon enfance ... Mélancolie douce... Merci

  5. Nosh To Nosh

    So suave!. Thanks Michael...

  6. Benedict Beattie

    Are these photos from Jardim Botanico?

    Benedict Beattie

    Never mind yes they are 😄

    Eric Warren

    Michael the best

    Eric Warren

    I made a lot of Barbie's from your miscic

  7. 米岡明美

    😎💕💕💕💕✌️

  8. Anna Akhmadullina

    my favorite song.... so beautiful!!!

  9. Vusumuzi Mkhanyisi Matiwane

    Antonio Carlos Jobin

    Burt472

    Yes....A music giant

  10. Shun Jackson

    Juanita, it's two thousand and seventeen and I'm still listening to this thank you for all that you have done, I love you' Ra' The Love God!

  11. Dalya Rokon


    In your abandoned garden, sunlight still prevails:
    The jasmine climbs the trellis fragrantly, the
    Jacaranda ultravioletly sways.
    The blossom. Each of them by your hand planted,
    Will, even if I tell them of your sudden
    Disappearance from us,
    Not believe the tale.

    Though the samba has ended, I know in the sound
    Of your voice, your piano, your flute, you are found,
    And the music within you continues to flow
    Sadly, lost Antonio.

    You were my inspiration, my hero, my friend;
    On the highway of time will I meet you again?
    If the heart ever heals, does the scar always show
    For the lost Antonio?
    For the lost Antonio?

    In your abandoned garden, beauty is unchanged:
    The hummingbird still hovers for the scent the
    frangipane so seductively displays.
    Camellias, each of them by your hand planted,
    The sadness of your sudden disappearance still
    Unknown to them,
    Await the kiss of rain.

    Though the samba has ended, I know in the sound
    Of your voice, your piano, your flute, you are found,
    And the music within you continues to flow
    Sadly, lost Antonio.

    You were my inspiration, my hero, my friend;
    On the highway of time will I meet you again?
    If the heart ever heals, does the scar always show
    For the lost Antonio?
    For the lost Antonio?

  12. Denise Brutus

    ✿⊱╮ღ.¸¸.✿" For Michael Franks, the poet..."The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul." Alfred Austin

  13. shanabayna

    I swear I love his Music!!!!...Just pure awesomeness!!

  14. 쪼리사랑헬리니2년차

    beautiful misic🎶👍

  15. Ezgi Özkan

    what a great song! one of my fav

  16. Giorgi Jakeli

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Micaela 17

    lo mejor de lo mejor....! I love this song

  18. BuckieBear

    all of it, music and photos, beautiful!

  19. Jay Chung

    on the other side of freddy

  20. Ed Durham

    The piano is PERFECT.

  21. Fernando Rossi

    Antonio Carlos Jobim""""" tributo de un grande Michael Franks to a monster of a artist from Brasil to the World""""

    Burt472

    Yes...Sim...Ciao....

  22. Sergio Aiello

    stile unico,grande!!!!

  23. ana koesman

    sudah lama saya tak mendengarkan lagu ini, begitu saya dengar lagi jajdi ingat saudara2 saya yg ada jauh di sana

  24. uauclic

    Smooth, cool, sensible. M.Franks is great!

  25. billy herring

    Very Relaxing love to listen to his music all day

    Vusumuzi Mkhanyisi Matiwane

    billy herring ,,, will take far away mentally and emotionally,, and leaves u asking very profound questions with no one to answer but only yo soul

  26. Burt472

    Another Michael Masterpiece. Thanks....RIP Antonio Carlos Jobim

  27. Badoocee

    Just what I needed to hear right now. Time to wind down. Thanks.

  28. Kellie J

    He just lifts me and takes me to places to beautiful to witness...

    Madison Hockin

    The greatest love song writer... ever!

    Michael Hunt

    He is a lyrical genius!

  29. Francisco

    Michael Franks, always great songs....super...

  30. olivercarlehed

    "the blossoms, each of them by your hand planted, will - even if i tell them of your sudden disappearance from us - not believe the tale."

    Vusumuzi Mkhanyisi Matiwane

    olivercarlehed u my inspiration my hero my freind

  31. james rogers

    Same with me, can't believe such a jewel is hidden. I saw him twice. My two departed brothers bros. discovered him through me.

  32. Richard Noriega

    Michael is so in touch with the human emotion we know as love and its relation to the soul. He epitomizes the rapture of true humanity through his heart-piercing music and lyrics. A modern-day Shakespeare. Go Michael!!

    Denise Brutus

    Sooo beautifully said! I adored all his CD"s and always will!✿⊱╮

  33. Gary Maravich

    I'm always the person who turns others on to Michael Franks...it amazes me that he is not better known and appreciated.

  34. Idalina Valoroso Barros

    Great. Thank you

  35. Frank Wiggle

    Michael Franks Michael Franks ,,,what can I say about you? Is it your voice.... or the pitch or your compositions? I guess it all has to do with one another wrapped up the soul of any situation.

  36. mariejo bagout

    Il sait vraiment nous suspendre dans les airs. His voice is so soft and sensual. We, women love all of him, all.............

  37. Fred Simmons

    Adore this song right here.

  38. SirGalaEd

    I can only agree with all the other glorious coments. I just love the pregnant pauses in this song, like the words are slowly falling off the tongue, the music holding to build the emotion to a seductive climax; that glorious piano dripping notes like blossoms falling off the trees. The imagery and the mucis are a singlar moment in time and space, that fortunately we can vist any time. Thank you Mr. Franks :)

  39. Anjelica Marrujo

    To: jazzableful...thanks for posting your comment! I adore Michael Franks, almost all of his recordings are just marvelous. I especially love this song, and it is a fitting tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, the master of bossa nova Brazilian jazz. yes, it is a beautiful, haunting melody, and his voice is undeniably cool.....he is a master lyricist and composer. I needed to listen to this song today for myself....Merry Christmas to alll, God bless!

  40. Kiel Williams

    This song is a tribute to the late great Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was recorded not long after his death. The lyrics are so beautiful, they are a fitting tribute to the man who gave the world so many lovely songs. My favorie artist Michael Franks deserves great cudos for being a master lyricist. He didn't settle for old tired and hackneyed phrases but instead gave us fresh new art from the heart. That which comes from the heart reaches the heart. Listen to MF's Antonio's song also.

  41. LaMarr Funn

    I return to Eden through this ethereal most beautiful piece by Michael Franks. My heart sings while my eyes tear listening to this love filled song which ebbs connection to nature and gratitude. Masterful & Peaceful.
    Namaste

  42. Jason Crosby

    Poetry in motion! If you have a lady that has some class, expose her to these smooth sounds. Michael Franks, one of the best and this song is an example!

  43. manana siradze

    amazing....

  44. Caterina Russo-Schnock

    Ein wunderbares Video, voller Romantik und diese einzigartig sanfte Stimme, die direkt das Herz anspricht - Toll!

  45. Remofiloe Seleka

    nobody has such a timeless voice as this man does. my goodness... my goodness. always in awe when listening to him. i love him...

  46. Buckspring95

    the images are Brazil? Anything to do with Jobim's former property? Lovely and my FAVORITE Michael Franks tune...thank you...

  47. Anjelica Marrujo

    I absolutely love this tune from Michael's album "Abandoned Garden", he plays homage to his idol, Antonio Carlos Jobim in this song, isn't it beautiful, lyrics and melody, great.

  48. MsViktor4

    Michael спасибо. Ваша музыка-это зеркало моего внутреннего мира. ... Глубина и романтика...

  49. pianistica

    wow, this one is super nice :)

  50. tubebitch12

    Antonio Jobim wrote "Girl from Ipanema!

  51. Dahl Phace

    I absolutely love his voice!

  52. FjarilGoddess

    this song still croons to my soul...

  53. SpockOfRock

    Incredible...

  54. bellini verdi

    UN ALMA BONITA.................UN MUSICO EXQUISITO.......UN CANTO DULCE.....Y LLENO DE LECHE.....VIVIFICADORA....UN ANGEL SUAVE Y ATERCIOPELADO

  55. JuliansFlightdotcom

    The hidden side of Franks' artistry ... A deep, beautiful homage to a beautiful Human being. Jardim Abandonado --- "Sunlight Still Prevails"

    Thanks for posting this very meaningful song.

    -Julian

  56. richard doss

    WOWEEEEEEEE One of my best by him.