"Sunflowers" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
I know where you go when you want to fall
Why do you want to be broken?
I know where you go when you want to fall
Yes your friends they tell me everything

Yes I know where you go
Yes I know what you do
Yes I know the awful things you say and who you say them to
Yes I know where you go
Yes I know what you do

I know how you feel, you get crazy inside
They say it runs in the family
I know just how you feel when you get crazy inside
Your mom she said that you are just like me

I can see it in your eyes
I can see your shaky hands
Yes I think you think I'm stupid
You don't think I understand
Yes I see you and I see myself when I was a younger man

When you were a child
You were happy and free
You were my reason to live
I would die when you smiled at me

I can still see you
I remember you painting
Sunflowers in your room

I know where you go when you want to fall
Hey don't you want to be happy?
I know where you go when you want to fall
Your useless friends, they tell me everything

Everything
I see you run around in circles
I see you digging your own hole
I see you fight the fights you just can't win
I see you losing self control
What it does to me deep down inside I hope you will never know

When you were a child
You were happy and free
You were my reason to live
I would die when you smiled at me

I can still see you
Painting flowers on the wall
I remember you happy
I remember it all
All I want to remember
Pretty pictures on the wall
I remember you happy
I remember it all
All I want to remember
Sunflowers in your room


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Sunflowers" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General CommentThis song is about a father seeing his daughter making the same mistakes he did. Even though he sees her screwing up and wants to stop her, he can't make himslef believe that it's true. He knows, but prefers to see her as the little girl she used to be. He doesn't know how to confront his daughter, but knows he has to before she ruins her life.
    estella_open_fireon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Everclear song ever
    osubuckeye4on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis this song about art's daughter? I thought she was young...?
    wonderful32287on September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs too... But I don't necessarily think it's about a father looking at a daughter.. though that makes sense... If so, it probably still isn't about Art's daughter, she's too young... But it could be a guy singing about any sort or person... a friend that they've known a long time and sort of separated from... That's always been my take on it. Anybody remembering someone who use to be happy and how they aren't anymore.
    ObliviousFrog1024on March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthaha..i always thought it was about his son...but i dont know much about the guys. i just love their music. this song kickz butt. :D
    norabora182on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell it does mentioning remembering the subject of the song being a child young enough to be painting sunflowers.. so i would assume it was about somones son / daughter, doesn't have to be his own though.. i mean it could be from another persons perspective, or fearing what his daughter might become, or even about a niece or nephew..
    evil_killer_phoneon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, probably my fave Everclear song, it's just so good!
    Godzockeyon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like a guy saying to his son you don't think i understand how you feel like your going crazy and stuff but i was just like you.
    noonespecial333on June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always imagined it as an uncle talking to his niece.
    Theo Reoon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentme saying this will sound really weird, but my dad introduced me to everclear, so i think this is the song about art seeing his daughter and how they're similar, and shes starting to make the same mistakes he did, andhe feels that he can't really do anything about it
    KarmenJadeon December 31, 2005   Link

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