"Flowers and Football Tops" as written by James Allan and Jimmie Davis....
Baby
Why you not home yet
Baby it's getting late
I wish you would be home by now.
Door bell rings
Who could it be at this time
Police on my left and right
My son's not coming home tonight

Baby, they don't need to show
It's over, I know, I know
Baby, they don't need to show
Flowers and football tops, I know
Baby, baby, baby, why you?

No sweeping exits
No Hollywood endings
Flowers and football tops
Don't mean a thing.

My baby is six feet under
Just another number
My daughter without her brother

Baby, they don't need to show
It's over, I know
Baby, they don't need to show
Flowers and football tops, I know

My baby is gone

(You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
I hope you noticed
How much I loved you
How could they take my sunshine away)


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"Flowers And Football Tops" as written by Jimmie Davis James Allan

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    General CommentQuite a poignant song. Written from a fathers perspective about a son who has been murdered. Reading the lyrics makes me think of Glasweigan schoolboy Kriss Donald murdered on his way home by an Asian gang in 2003 - the tribute to him was flowers and football tops (and scarfs).
    SuperAllyon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure i heard in an interview that it was about Kriss Donald.
    ..Becci..on January 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment(you are my sunshine
    my only sunshine
    you make me happy
    when skies are grey
    i hope you noticed
    how much i loved you
    how could they take my sunshine away)

    gives me shivers everytime i hear it.
    ..Becci..on January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe said in an interview that it's not about Kriss Donald , because he didn't wanna disrespect his memory. Just says it's about the situation in general.
    Dommykeay18on July 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGenrally in Glasgow when a young male dies (especialy murdered) people as a tribute leave Flowers and Football tops which is where the title comes from. I don't know if this phenomenon is unique to Glasgow or not but it certainly is not unique to the Kris Donald story.
    BrainFreeze100on July 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs i seen in an interveiw James said this song is telling you to see things from a different perspective, and to put yourself in someone elses shoes.
    He said that if someone had just recieved £1,000,000 what would you do if you was them...
    If someone had you knew had lost someone close, what would you do...
    And if someone loves someone and is unsure about what to do, what would you do ?
    LiaM!..on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe last part, when james allan sings "...much i loved you" just absolutely blows me away. i can't think of ever hearing a more emotionally charged and socially relevant song.
    Hoggyon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentInsanely haunting tune right here. Especially the last 2 minutes. just fucking epic. Oh and thanks everyone for telling me what it meant. I now know hat the fuck they're talking about, its even more emotional, man what a depressing, dark subject. R.I.P. whoever they're talking about. That's just awful
    Fivestarmotelon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuperAlly, I think the song is actually from a mothers perspective.
    In an interview on Q radio James was saying that when he heard about this incident he couldn't help but think of his own mother and how she would feel in that kind of situation.
    Also, to me it just seems like more of a motherly figure speaking.
    But hey, I guess it could possibly be parents in general? lol.
    ilovemusic124on April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuperAlly "Quite a poignant song. Written from a fathers perspective about a son who has been murdered. Reading the lyrics makes me think of Glasweigan schoolboy Kriss Donald murdered on his way home by an Asian gang in 2003 - the tribute to him was flowers and football tops (and scarfs)."

    BrainFreez100 "Genrally in Glasgow when a young male dies (especialy murdered) people as a tribute leave Flowers and Football tops which is where the title comes from. I don't know if this phenomenon is unique to Glasgow or not but it certainly is not unique to the Kris Donald story."

    wow...I didn't know that. thanks for posting it guys. this song is so sad.

    in the end when he starts singing "You Are My Sunshine" and he changed the words to "I hope you NOTICED how much I LOVED you," I started to cry. I found it surprising that he sang that in this song, but very fitting.

    well done Glasvegas.

    ~ohwhatsherface
    ohwhatsherfaceon July 01, 2009   Link

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