We're just whistling past the graveyard
Laughing in backseats and restaurants
Don't know ourselves well but so what
We know each other
Floating down from all my mixed up meditations
Trying to straighten out my spine
It's been folding in the moments that I need it
I'm obsessing over finish lines
Asked you why you're smiling every time you see me
Said I remind you of a joke
I think you might actually be onto something
There's no point in trying to take ourselves so seriously
We're swaying in subconscious subways so insane
But your thoughts still bring flowers for my brain
And I still pull my hands past your ribcage
Hoping my movements might find their place at your side
For as long as you'd like
And we will weave in and out of sanity unnoticed
Swirling in blissfully restless visions of all our bleary progress
Glowing in radiant madness
Certain of all we're become
Now we're sneaking out the backdoor of our American minds
Gonna leave a couple hundred years of bad tradition behind
Done with swimming in the sea of agitated animal doubt
Gonna make up out own meanings till the final blackout x2

Lyrics submitted by GinoLiz, edited by CaptOBrien

Flowers For My Brain song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment"Don't know ourselves well but so what
    We know each other"

    favorite lyrics eva.
    SAnsel11on May 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfavourite.
    goblinboneson October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfavorite off "Drunk Like Bible Times". bought it the day it came out, listened to the entire record before it was released.
    MOSHIxMOSHIx92on October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one's got to be the most beautiful song i've ever heard... not just by dath but by anyone period
    leoisawsum552on October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's supposed to say
    "i think you might actually be onto something"
    leoisawsum552on October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great :) i picked their first cd up on accident and fell in love with the band, now that drunk like bible times is out i'm super excited!
    kassichi88on March 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat a gorgeous piece of songwriting! i am truly moved.
    turnthatshitoffon October 07, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationwhen people don't know themselves well, they just kinda hang out and do whatever they feel like. why take yourself so seriously when you aren't completely sure who you are as a person? 'mixed up meditations.' 'your thoughts still bring flowers for my brain.' just weird thoughts that make you happy. just hanging out and talking about whatever and being weird and that's what makes you happy. i don't think it means to actually treat someone like they're a joke or make a joke out of their life.
    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 18, 2013   Link

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