"Wildflowers" as written by and Gregg L. Allman Robert Kim Payne....
I have to watch you come back to the river
Now it's all I can do
Will you still be convinced wild flowers
Are waiting for you

In my mind I've done good things
And never cared why
And my mind is an open door, with nothing inside

Looks like the hour is upon us
It's turnin' so cold
When everything said's either faded out
Or written in stone

If you could find an easier road, you'd take it today
You could have taken me anywhere
You just take it away

I have to watch you come back to the river
If it's all I can do
Will you still be convinced wild flowers
Are waiting for you

Have we ever done good things
And never cared why
'Cause my mind is an open door, with nothing inside


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"Wildflowers" as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General CommentNo comments? You people must be crazy. I don't know what this song is about, but I really love the near otherworldly feel that it exhudes, with just a voice as powerful as Lanegan's and an acoustic guitar. It is painful, but also dreamy, and even comforting, in a weird way.
    Marquezon August 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI find this song pretty hard to decipher, I'll have a shot at it anyways!
    The overall feeling I get from this song is that he is waiting for someone to come home, so that they can make a decision of importance.
    Let us say that this song is about two lovers, in that case I believe that "river" is a metaphor for "home". And I believe that "wild flowers" stands for unconditional love. The "my mind is an open book with nothing inside" seems to be about his mental state as he is waiting.

    Tl;dr : It's about the moment just before you have to choose love, or let go.

    The music really sets the mood for that interpretation, you get that "before the storm" wibe!
    hwhyon February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's actually "earth" and not "river", and then it's "my mind is an oper door". But then I think that doesn't change the fact that your take on this song is pretty good.
    Marquezon November 30, 2011   Link

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