"Blood Flower" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
I buried my blood years ago to encourage the vine
I waited for something to grow and flourish with time
I counted each hopeful raindrop as it fell to its death
I dusted the mournful frost and warmed it up with my breath

You'd better watch where you're walking
There might be somebody's blood flower growing
You'd better watch what you're doing
Don't go fucking around in the garden

You'd better watch where you're walking
You'd better watch what you're doing
You'd better watch where you're walking
You'd better watch what you're doing

On the night of the hunter's moon you might notice a quiet dread
Are your eyes playing tricks on you?
Yeah, maybe it's in your head

Every day a little more unsettled, you are starting to understand
You're sleeping with the lights on, with no one to hold your hand

You'd better watch where you're walking
You'd better watch what you're doing
You'd better watch where you're walking
You'd better watch what you're doing

You'd better watch where you're walking, where you're walking
You'd better watch what you're doing

You'd better watch where you're walking
There might be somebody's blood flower growing
You'd better watch what you're doing
Don't go fucking around in the garden

You'd better watch where you're walking
There might be somebody's blood flower growing
You'd better watch what you're doing
Don't go fucking around in the garden

You'd better watch where you're walking
There might be somebody's blood flower growing


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    General CommentSo fucking great.
    michellemulleton June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo fucking great.
    michellemulleton June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone have an interpretation of this?
    midnightgaragesaleon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure, but the blood flower might be referring to the death of a person. when they are killed or die, they're buried 6 feet under, and within that space is dirt and soil. over that, grass is either planted or will eventually grow on its own. within every particle of dirt, every speck of soil, and every blade of grass, that person remains. from grass, a flower grows. so in a sense, that flower bloomed from the body, soul, and BLOOD of that person. it's their blood flower.

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    then i'm almost positive about the meaning of this lyric:
    "i buried my blood years ago to encourage the vine; i waited for something to grow and flourish with time."
    blood sounds like a metaphor for pain and tears or a tragic event that happened in the past, and tears are a form of water which would nourish a plant and make it grow, into the vine. ultimately, suffering let go, in order for it to morph into something alive, something beautiful.
    charcoalsketchon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"On the night of the hunter's moon you might notice a quiet dread
    Are your eyes playing tricks on you?
    Yeah, maybe it's in your head"
    The hunter's moon, also known as the blood moon, is the first full moon after the harvest moon. It usually appears in October. Or at least that's what Wikipedia told me. I think Tilly is alluding to a ghost or something. Imagine a full moon on Halloween. Creepy.
    itsamountainon January 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI wish the band members would come back on here and comment on their newer albums.

    Just a shot in the dark here, but I believe a blood flower is actually alluding to bleeding.

    I happen to be an ex-heroin addict and when you draw blood into the syringe from your vein, some people call that a 'crimson orchid' because of the way the blood appears in the barrel of the syringe.

    Maybe because of my own life experience it's just easy to hear certain things, but in that context "i buried my blood years ago to encourage the vine; i waited for something to grow and flourish with time." could mean the songwriter stopped getting high to give him/herself a chance to live a decent life.

    Again in that context; "Every day a little more unsettled, you are starting to understand
    You're sleeping with the lights on, with no one to hold your hand."

    On heroin you tend to go through sort of a honeymoon period where you don't realize it's got it's grips in you, until you understand. Also, you tend to 'sleep' with lights on because the drug makes you nod out, or become semiconscious/unconscious.... AND there's no one to hold your hand because you become someone nobody wants to be around.

    just my interpretation. tilly tends to be a little bit too creative for me to keep up with so I could be way off track.


    ictlwon July 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of the poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake. Seen in that light, the "blood flower" could represent buried hatred/resentment toward somebody that you never get over and just let grow into this sinister thing that ends up hurting people other than the one you wanted to. Ergo, "you'd better watch where you're walking, there might be someone's blood flower growing."
    mister care-too-muchon January 23, 2012   Link

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