What does Scarecrow In The Garden mean?

Chris Stapleton: Scarecrow In The Garden Meaning

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Song Released: 2017


Scarecrow In The Garden Lyrics

well he came from northern Ireland searched for the free mans ground and he came to bet his fourteen on a west Virginia plow
he built a house of timber and raised a redhead son Then they worked the land together and and prayed the rain would...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2023 !⃝

    A guy who comes to the USA full of hope and trying to raise a family on a farm in W Virginia. When the crops start to fail and the family moves on leaving him alone with the land the man becomes more and more reclusive becoming paranoid of the scarecrow who he eventually believes is the devil. He tries to read up on the Bible but becomes more and more obsessed culminating in the only get out for his sad and lonely life……suicide.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 26th 2020 !⃝

    The enemy "Satan" brings doubt and comes to steal, kill and destroy. The scarecrow looks like Lucifer to the farmer. The farmer is studying revelations in the Bible and loosing hope as he looks at Fields not producing as they once did..Satan steals the farmers hope, destroys the farmers dreams and kills the farmer in the end , when the farmer chose suicide with a pistol in his hand

  3. Edward6967
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    Jul 22nd 2019 !⃝

    A third generation land owner reflects back on the years that his family has farmed the land. As time goes on and his generation is farming he realizes it's not as prosperous as the generations before him. He blames the change of time for this and it's depressing even though he holds on tightly to
    the past and his beliefs.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2017 !⃝

    Having inherited someone else's dream, the place once filled with abundance and life has now become a haunted curse because the joy has gone from life and he is left with emptiness and loneliness. His only companion has become an evil-looking scarecrow. The irony of the scarecrow is in its relationship to the owner – it used to be friendly but now the man feels haunted by the scarecrow in the very ground that used to be a blessing - now a curse, and the scarecrow now stares at the man in the song as a focal point of fear and depression, a scarecrow being the essence of a zombie-like life.


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