Elton John - "Empty Garden" lyrics

What happened here,
As the New York sunset disappeared'
I found an empty garden among the flagstones there.
Who lived here'
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
It's funny how one insect can damage so much grain.
And now it all looks strange.

And what's it for,
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more.
This little empty garden by the brownstone door'
Who lived here'
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
A gardener like that one, no one can replace.
And we are so amazed! We're crippled and we're dazed....
And I've been knocking, most all the day.
And I've been knocking, but no one answers.
Oh and I've been calling ,oh hey, hey, Johnny!
Can't you come out to play'
Some say he farmed his best in younger years.

And through their tears,
But he'd have said that roots grow stronger, if only he could hear.
Who lived there'
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot,
Who weeded out the tears and grew a good crop.
Now we pray for rain, and with every drop that falls.....
And I've been knocking, but no one answers.
We hear, we hear your name.....
Oh and I've been calling ,oh hey, hey, Johnny!

And I've been knocking, most all the day.
In your empty garden'
Can't you come out to play,
Johnny'
Can't you come out to play, in your empty garden