"Flakes" as written by Henry William Harrison, William Rees, Kai Fish, Kapil Trivedi and Steven Blaine Harrison....
This song
Is one I never thought that I'd play
But if you want me gone
There are kinder ways to say
So long than spitting in my face

They don't teach these things in school
They just lay down the rules which are there for you to break
Which are there for you to break

If I'm wrong
Then dust me off and put me in my place, but
Drop a bomb
Shall you blow me away without even a trace?
I'll be gone and I won't give chase

'Cause when you're in pieces, you pick up the bits
And nothing fits, and the wind blows
You away
Oh, the wind blows you away
Oh, the wind blows you away
Oh, the wind blows you away

I pray
There will come a time when I think of you and I smile
These days
Everything seems to last only a while
Remember the names
For the day when we'd have a child

But the trouble with dreams, they're not what they seem
'Cause when you awake, they fall through your fingers
In flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes
They fall through your fingers in flakes

Lyrics submitted by electrolux

"Flakes" as written by Kai Fish Henry William Harrison

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commenti love this song.
    reminds me so much of past relationships.. =/
    "they fall through your fingers in flakes" - it's as if you're trying to save the relationship, but whatever you do just doesn't work. tis a sad one for sure.
    .dreaming.of.you.on June 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Everything seems to last only a while"
    DungareesJimon December 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentblue-sy and melancholic, my opinion their best song yet.
    fastmotion123on January 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best break-up songs I've ever heard.
    fiscalvaseon February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with fiscalvase. it's definately one of the prettiest break up, heartbreaky songs i've heard in a while. i love it the way it was written, it's very honest.

    frannyb3anon September 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song :) Mystery Jets are really good at writing very meaningful songs.
    blindrain1on November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCompletely agree with the above comments.

    This song just sounds absolutely beautiful.
    Stephen_Bradleyon December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks, I fixed it :]
    electroluxon December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont understand in what way they are using the word "flakes" like snowflakes?
    mf123987on January 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike little flakes, tiny pieces , shedded memories - a memory torn up into tiny flakes falling through your fingers
    -very beautiful song xxx
    Mileyon May 31, 2009   Link

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