"Tulips" as written by and Kele/lissack Okereke....
When you said tulips
I knew that you're mine
When I caught you there
Crying in the night
Wearing my jacket
Wearing that smile
I knew that I'd found you

This could be an opportunity
Were you unawares?
Did it catch you out?
Or did it break you in
Right from the start?
It's as pure as fire
It's as pure as snow
I knew that I'd found you

This could be an opportunity
If you promise to let it
If you promise to let it grow

Cause you're the one I love

Lyrics submitted by dricambo

"Tulips" as written by Kele Okereke Gordon Moakes

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General CommentHey, "The Knave". Shut up, no one cares about your stupid jacket. It's shit.

    Everyone else, keep posting! Great stuff!! :)!!!
    tommy_tom_on September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it's just about relationships and the little things you do, little fragments of really specific things you remember so clearly just cos it meant a lot to you - I'm sure most can remember a glimpse of someone they were with ("when I saw you there ... I knew that I'd found you") which made them rrealise how much that person meant to them. The first verse at least is definatly for the little things like that.

    Was wondering if tulips specifically had a meaning and found this on Wiki: "Tulips cannot be grown in the open in tropical climates, as they require a cold winter season to grow successfully. Manipulation of the tulip's growing temperature can, however, allow growers to "force" tulips to flower earlier than they normally would." there's bound to be something in there but I can't drag anything out right now.
    Whillon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWithout sounding confrontational ''The Knave'' I doubt your all that hard mate, you spend your spare time on a lyrics message board and carry round allergy medication and knives I doubt girls will be missing out by not wearing your jacket
    fueledbyramenon February 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpossibly one of the best love songs in modern history.
    tarkson August 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so amazing, it sort of makes me high.
    it's hard to explain.
    jelllllllyfishedon December 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so amazing -I don't use that word for ordinary, cheap things-
    it sort of makes me high. I don't know, it's hard to explain.
    Whill, you made me smile.
    jelllllllyfishedon December 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTulips symbolize perfect love.
    emyelhsaon March 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautiful ending.
    misungon January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song. meaning is pretty straightforward
    michaeldoyleon May 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Wearing my jacket"?

    The bloke who wrote this song obviously isn't that hard, mate.
    The Knaveon May 23, 2005   Link

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