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, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
I went to an event last night – and I was representing a local business at a reunion event. I’m from a small town. We pretty much know each other – or know someone who knows us. I thought we’d have a great time welcoming guests and enjoying the live music.
Au contraire mon frere — I was invisible. I was simply a vendor and did not exist. The majority of the people who were in attendance wanted nothing to do with me. Truly, I was invisible. These were people I see in my community all the time. I knew how Ricky Nelson felt at his garden party. It was surreal and strange for me.
What did I learn from this lesson? Pay attention to everyone. Give a simple hello. Smile. I’m no better than you are.
We came to America to get away from royalty.