"Cherry Blossoms" as written by and Stuart Boulter Staples....
A black television screen
Snow white and black
Deep and open
Splashing against the windows
Looking out onto a three-terrace town
There's a garden, gray-green
And cherry blossoms

Get in in the morning (All seasons here, saved for a rainy day)
Climb in beside you (A part of a hole)
Watch the clock for half an hour (An orange and its peel)
It's cold on the outside
There's steam on the windows (A star in a night sky)
And I put myself there all the time (A gentle beauty)
You let me forget again

And I snore on and on
You let me forget again
Forget how it feels to be wrong

If I could show her completely
(Funny how everything makes you feel low when you're already low)
But it comes so drunkardly now
(Lying on the bed, the light bulb banging down)
Fall over on my words
(Get up, pull the sheet from the window,
To see the rain still coming down)
That peace when the door slams
(Downstairs there's hot coffee, sit down to a cigarette)
Soon shattered ?
(Down to the filter, another and down to my last)
I came so well-oiled (Another and my last penny)

You let me forget again
(4 a.m. 6 feet down. Already up with the larks)
And I came stumbling through
You let me forget again
(4 a.m. 6 feet down. Already up with the larks)
Forget what I always knew


Lyrics submitted by milk_and_honey

"Cherry Blossoms" as written by Dickon James Hinchliffe David Boulter

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentOne of my favourite Tindersticks songs; but, I thought the lyric was "And I've known all along" rather than "And I snore on and on". Also "I've got these swing doors from sunshine to the half light, and I keep them so well oiled" rather than "That peace when the door slams, soon shattered the hot light, I came so well-oiled". That is one of the beauties of Stuart's lyrics and delivery; it is not always clear what the words are , let alone the meaning. For me, this song (like so many of his) is about failing relationships and un-expressed love; the gulf between how you want to be and how you are. Beautiful.
    wumingon May 12, 2009   Link

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