"Dead Flowers" as written by and Miranda Lambert....
I feel like the flowers in this vase
He just brought 'em home one day, "Ain't they beautiful?" he said
They been here in the kitchen and the waters turnin' gray
They're sittin' in the vase but now they're dead, dead flowers

I feel like this long string of lights
They lit up our whole house on Christmas Day
But now it's January and the bulbs have all burned out
But still they hang like dead flowers

He ain't feelin' anythin'
My love, my hurt or the sting of this rain
I'm livin' in a hurricane
All he can say is, "Man ain't it such a nice day?"
Yeah, yeah

I feel like the tires on this car
You said they won't go far but we're still rollin'
I look in the rear view and I see dead flowers in the yard
And that string of lights and it ain't glowin'
Like dead flowers, like dead flowers

He ain't feelin' anythin'
My love, my hurt or the sting of this rain
I'm drivin' through a hurricane
All he can say is, "Man ain't it such a nice day?"
Hey, hey, I guess we'll just go to waste
Like dead flowers

Like dead flowers
Dead flowers

Lyrics submitted by caseykins

"Dead Flowers" as written by Jean-philippe Freu Patrice Dany Edmonde Carrie

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentNo comments?! This song is AMAZING, one of my favorites from Miranda Lambert. The way I interpret the song is like this. She knows the relationship has hit a dead end, and that he doesn't feel the same for her as he once did. "I feel like the tires on this car, you said they won't go far but we're still rolling" He is saying their relationship won't last much longer but as of now their still going. "He ain't feeling anything, my love, my hurt, or the sting of this rain. I'm driving through a hurricane, all he can say is, man ain't it such a nice day?" He isn't experiencing any pain in the fact that their relationship is slowly dying, while her heart is slowly breaking. Soon the relationship will be dead, like dead flowers, and she is left broken hearted while he goes on feeling no pain. Thats how I like to interpret it because I went through the same thing. Stupid boys ;)
    taylorkashon June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI love love love love this song! Perfection.
    xcaughtinablondxon October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree, the relationship is over. The girl is broken hearted and grieving while the boy doesn't feel a thing. Almost like he didn't even know there was anything wrong in the first place. Sounds like a typical guy!
    texasbaby4735on September 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell i believe my ex-girlfriend can relate to this song every well. It seemed like our relationship wasn't going any further, and it was slowly dying into nothing. One day she posted these lyrics on her facebook page and it was an automatic "oh shit" flare going off in my head. She use to sing it to me in her car all the time, I guess I should have gotten the clue and looked up the meaning before it was too late, but it was, our relationship went dead, like dead flowers, now i'm here today, wishing for a better tomorrow, and maybe those flowers will come alive again. If you read this kate, your always my girl :)
    braapin942on August 27, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationthis guy just got her home one day, cuz she's pretty like flowers.
    she's just like this thing to him.
    he doesnt see her love or her hurt or anything, basically.
    she's just a pretty flower to him, that he got home and even though, the whole thing is dead, she's lived his purpous, and she's dead now.
    and he doesnt even see it. to him its all good, cuz he's got something pretty in his house to show people. like the christmas lights.
    postergirlon September 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis became one of my favorite Miranda songs now that I can relate to it more.

    The beginning of the song is a metaphor for the beginning of their relationship, ""Aint they beautiful" he said" is referring to how he felt about her in the beginning of the relationship. Everything was exciting and new. But just as dead flowers do, his feeling became dull and grey.

    When their relationship has faded, he's not affected by it, while she's left with the weight of the relationship on her shoulders. She realizes she has to throw away their relationship, just as she would throw away dead flowers.
    laurensaccounton September 09, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"I feel like the flowers in this vase"...
    Thia007on December 01, 2011   Link

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