"Flowers" as written by and Jason Swinscoe Dom Smith....
This is my favorite sad story,
Forget me not or I'll forget myself
I've got quite a few things that I'm afraid of
Sometimes I just can't face myself
This is my favorite sad story,
Forget me not or I'll forget myself.
I guess I'll tuck myself away tonight,
You know it's been one of those days.

Every pretty flower,
Every lovely flower,
Every deadly flower
Hides its light inside of shame.

I do not know why you don't know,
I cannot reap what you have sown
Beneath this blanket of loose soil,
Wrapped around my mortal coil.

Well a stem is not a rose,
But that's how my garden grows.
I can't see the forest for the trees,
The stinking poison for disease
Now it's all shot to hell and back again.
I seek redemption for the
Same old sins and I fall on my knees,
And I pray that all the poppies they
They will just fade away.
But fields of poppies they remain.
That's how they found me last time, dead

This is my favorite sad story,
Forget me not or I'll forget myself.
I've got quite a few things that I'm afraid of,
Sometimes I just won't face myself.
This is my favorite sad story,
Forget me not or I'll forget myself
I guess I'll just tuck myself away tonight
You know its been one of those days.

Every pretty flower,
Every lovely flower,
Every deadly flower,
Hides its light inside of shame.

I do not know why you don't know,
I cannot reap what you have sown,
Beneath this blanket of loose soil,
Wrapped around my mortal coil.

Irises lay in spring mud,
Where lovers drown each other's sorrows,
Where lovers dream about tomorrows.
As for me I drown another kind as
Sadness runs course through my veins.
Posie wreaths they crown me.
My heart, My heart
I should just fade away, fade away
Like a flower


Lyrics submitted by thinwhiteduchess

"Flowers" as written by Jason Swinscoe Dom Smith

Lyrics © MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP , Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful, its as if Rozz is singing his own eulogy, just amazing!
    sweetcinon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you sweetcin, these are the lyrics of someone not far from being driven to suicide.

    I take this to be about Rozz's shame and guilt over his addiction to heroin. In most of the song he is telling us how pathetic he feels about his cowardly self. The "flowers" of the title is a reference to his feeling so small that he can't see the bud of a rose - only the stems.

    Seeking forgiveness for the same old sins strikes me as a reference to addiction as do his praying for the poppies to simply vanish from his life. Ditto for the lines about lovely, pretty, and deadly flowers all hiding their "light" (heroin dreams) inside of shame regarding the cowardice and weakness that he feels makes him an addict.

    In the end he's talking about being crowned with flowers as if he's delicate and unable to care for himself. He finds this painful beyond measure and decides to just 'fade away' into heroin dreams so he doesn't have to think about how he's faded 'like a flower' and will soon not be remembered, valued, or beautiful (an amazing resemblance to his own eulogy).
    asortofdreamon April 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti still hear "mistaking poison for disease"

    mistaking the symptoms produced by a poison (heroin)
    for those arising from natural disease

    makes sense and it flows from the thought of the previous line
    kowbel1000on January 11, 2015   Link

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