"Wallflower" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
You were standing on the corner
When it all came crashing down
On your black shoes and your black hat
You pulled your black dress round
I suppose you should feel sorry
But I see you dressed in silk
With a double cappuccino
And it's topped with dry steamed milk
You know I guess you should feel sorry after all
But I'm not crying anymore

Well do you forget who you are
When you're the last one in the bar
And then morning unfurls
On the wallflower
Yeah yeah
Wallflower girl
On the wallflower girl

Well you're in and out and up and down and halfway in between
You're holly-go-lightly
Yeah I heard you played that scene
Well you say that you're an actress
And a painter on the side
And you used to read the tarot cards
But you don't like what you find
But I suppose we both know your future anyway
Hey hey hey

Now do you forget who you are
When you're the last one in the bar
And then morning unfurls
On the wallflower
Yeah yeah
Wallflower girl
On the wallflower girl

When you're climbing up a mountainside
Well they say it hurts your ears when they pop
That's the price you pay now
For being on top

Well the light is turning greener
Then my thoughts are ringing true
And the reason that I'm so hard girl I see myself in you
And the mountain tops and the valleys
And the vantage points between
Well you used to read the tarot cards
But you don't like what you've seen
But I suppose we both know your future anyway
Hey hey hey

Now do you forget who you are
When you're the last one in the bar
And then morning unfurls
On the wallflower
Yeah yeah
Wallflower girl
On the wallflower girl

Oh
Oh


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"Wallflower" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Commentabout a girl who used to be really quiet and kept to herself -- a wallflower -- and now she's popular and more outgoing, i assume, and doesn't like it?

    not too sure though...
    emmychloeon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"And you're climbing up a mountainside,
    Well they say it hurts your ears when they pop,
    That's the price you pay now,
    For being on top."

    I suppose that lines should explain it all. For me its more like the singer was singing about the highs and lows of being someone prominent, in the girl's case as a "...an actress, And a painter on the side."
    Lapison October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about the girl that wants you to think she's cool, the one who downplays her natural beauty and charm for the artsy, dressed in black fad life that went around in the early 90's. she is in the bar to elevate her status and works to be that cool person that is too ideal of a life.
    tmckee34on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is just called "Wallflower."
    cubbyblueson February 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.

    I kind of see it as a song written about a girl who tries way too hard to fit in and be cool, from the viewpoint of a guy who used to try to live that life and saw it wasn't all it's cracked up to be.

    Agree with Lapis though (the verse he posted), that is my favorite verse. Just the whole, "watch out what you ask for, you might get it" in this case she got what she wanted, and it gave her a headache. :)
    osubuckeye4on July 17, 2008   Link

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