"The Aspidistra Flies" as written by Amy E Millan, Torquil John Campbell, Christopher Allen Seligman, Evan Whitney Cranley and Patrick Mcgee....
All the umbrellas in London
Couldn't hide my love for you
All the rain on thames-side
Couldn't stop shining through

I dreamt of you last night
Lying next to me in blue
All the umbrellas in London
Couldn't hide my love for you

Run to the window and call out my name
We'll meet where the sun goes to hide from the rain
From the rain
From the rain

All the umbrellas in London
Couldn't hide my love for you
When everyone else is hiding
Rainy Sundays drunk at two

You'll whisper sweet lies to me
And one of them will be true

All the umbrellas in London
Couldn't hide my love for you

The gloom of the city at evening is still
You whisper come to me
And I always will
Always will
Always will

All the rain in this town
And still the sky is blue
Saint James square is teeming with doves
And that's what set me free

Across the darkening city
To an attic room for two

All the umbrellas in London
Couldn't hide my love for you

I counted all the lights
They don't shine as bright
They don't pierce the night
Like you do
Like you do
Like you do
Like you do


Lyrics submitted by Halloween Alaska

"The Aspidistra Flies" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentThis must be one of the ultimate love songs ever created.
    getborn182on April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most amazing love song I have ever heard in my life.
    Halloween Alaskaon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsharply the menacing wind sweeps over the bending poplars, newly bare.
    a george orwell reference?
    keep the aspidistra flying!
    daydreambeleiveron August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing amazing amazing.
    favourite song right now.
    thisheartisonfireon April 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this a magnetic fields reference?
    songmeanings.net/…
    HyperGlitteron June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet.
    antispacemonkeyon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits very captivity very simplistic in telling the girl how he feels about her you are transported into his emotions for just 3-4 minutes
    junkster101on April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I listen this song, I picture a school trip to London. I can't help, it feels very highschool to me! :) I adore this song!
    Absynthe_Mindedon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised theres not a single comment on this song! This song is simply uplifting.

    The actual song meaning is rather apparent, so need for analysis, but I did like the verse
    "You'll whisper sweet lies to me
    And one of them will be true"

    She would tell him many exaggerrated promises, expressions but in the end, when she tells him that she loves him, that would be the most truest "lie" she's come to say.
    BlissXon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagreed with blissx. until i read/heard the lyrics, i didnt really like this song, but it really is adorable.:)
    au_revoir_vanessaon March 05, 2008   Link

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