"In Every Sunflower" as written by and Paul John Weller....
My book has more bookmarks than pages
Cause it take me ages
Or is everybody reading
Is everybody reading

Standing on a black Ulster hill
I never fear the chill
Cause everybody's holding
Everybody's holding

I wouldn't swap the pain
For never knowing you
I wouldn't swap the pain
It was worth it for the view

My book has more bookmarks than pages
Cause it take me ages
Or is everybody reading
Is everybody reading

Of a sparkling Medusa
With snakes of cerise and blue
And though we're all pillars of salt now
It was worth is for the view

I wouldn't swap the pain
For never knowing you
I wouldn't swap the pain
Cause it was worth it for the view

We're still watching
Your rainbow through the shower
And we still see you
In every sunflower
We're still watching
I make days from the hours
And I still see you
In every sunflower
Every screaming sunflower

And how they scream of you


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"In Every Sunflower" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General Comment"Though we're all pillars of salt now
    It was worth it for the view."

    I think this refers to the bible story where God destroys Sodom but saves Lot and his family but Lot's wife looks back at the destruction of the city and gets turned into salt. I like the way he twists this metaphor, to me saying, we might be looking back at pain and thus get 'turned into salt', but it's worth it. Man this is such a beautiful song. Every line is just gorgeous
    shirvson November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry without fail everytime i hear it without fail.
    My daddy died last year in a car accident and i found this song about a month later. Isn't it funny when you feel like a song was written exactly for you? My daddy grew sunflowers and loved them like children, we literally had hundreds around my house and we grew them on his grave at the graveyards, despite the funny looks we got!! The song makes me so sad, but so happy at the same time, kinda like he wanted me to find it you know??
    Whatever anyway, the songs wonderful...
    Foxxxy Gravyon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song was written about an ex girlfriend of daves that died. Its deeply touching heard live.................."And we still see u in every sunflower". i'v tears running down my cheeks just thinking about it.
    moon_soldieron February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. So, so touching.
    shirvson May 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my new favorite song. i finally found out the name of it, thanks to the OC mix.

    We're still watching
    Your rainbow through the shower
    clairebabyon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentstunningly beautiful song. reminds me of an ex... it was so painful i can't describe, but nothing would make me go back and unlive that.

    I wouldn't swap the pain
    For never knowing you
    I wouldn't swap the pain
    'Cos it was worth it for the view
    aj_100on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing.
    One of those songs you hope never actually applies to you because of what it means, but right now it is reminding me of how much somebody means to me :-)
    Love the book metaphor; the idea that he has so many memories of this person that even one single page of them would need breaking up and remembering individually. Beautiful.
    linkindude2k1on January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd I still see you
    In every sunflower
    Every screaming sunflower
    And how they scream of you.

    Wow.. so amazing.
    Bell X1 is awesome. Their lyrics have so many pages.
    off_by-hearton February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahh I meant so many hidden meanings.

    Lol.. I'm listening to the song and they said "pages" when I went to type that.. haha
    off_by-hearton February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my friend who just passed away, even though i think its about relationships...it just reminds me of her.
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 14, 2006   Link

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