"These Flowers" as written by and Martha Wainwright....
These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild

These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild

They are like those children
Go off to school & don't come back
And I am like their mother
Waiting around about to crack

Crack
Crack
I want them back
Crack
Crack

I want them back
Back
Back
Back

You are like a flower
You rise & rise to the sun
You do not look back at where you came from

I want to be like that
That
That
That

And the boys they run faster
And they throw harder
And they get stronger
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone

I want to be like that
That
That
That

And the girls they are pretty
And they get silly
When they get giddy
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone
I want to be like that
That

I'm on my knees in the corner
Wiping my floor, wiping my floor, yeah
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone

I want to be like that
That
That
That

These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild


Lyrics submitted by queenofquiet23

"These Flowers" as written by Martha Wainwright

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    General CommentI think this song is about people moving on. It's an analogy between flowers that disperse their seeds, and their offspring (or effectively children) grow [up] away from where they were born and move on.

    I think some of it's from the point of view of a mother suffering from empty-nest syndrome. She wants to be wild and free again, like her children, and able to run off and be a wildflower, rather than being trapped in her little life.
    queenofquiet23on November 11, 2005   Link

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