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John Fogerty
"Garden Party" lyrics

Garden Party

(With Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit)

I went to a garden party
To reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories
And play our songs again
When I got to the garden party
They all knew my name
No one recognized me
I didn't look the same

But it's all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can't please everyone
So you got to please yourself

People came from miles around
Everyone was there
Yoko brought her Walrus
There was magic in the air
And over in the corner
Much to my surprise
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes
Wearing his disguise

But it's all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can't please everyone
So you got to please yourself

Lott-in-dah-dah
Lott-in-dah-dah-dah

Played them all the old songs
Thought that's why they came
No one heard the music
We didn't look the same
I said hello to Mary Lou
She belongs to me
When I sang a song about a honky tonk
It was time to leave

But it's all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can't please everyone
So you got to please yourself

Lott-in-dah-dah
Lott-in-dah-dah-dah

Someone opened up a closet door
And out stepped Johnny B. Goode
Playing guitar like a-ringing a bell
And looking like he should
If you gotta play at garden parties
I wish you a lotta luck
But if memories were all I sang
I rather drive a truck

But it's all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can't please everyone
So you got to please yourself

Lott-in-dah-dah
Lott-in-dah-dah-dah

But it's all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can't please everyone
So you got to please yourself