"Painting Flowers" as written by and Daniel Anthony Damico Alex Band....
Strange maze, what is this place?
(I hear voices over my shoulder,)
Nothing's making sense at all
Wonder, why do we race?
(When everyday we're runnin' in circles,)
Such a funny way to fall
Tried to open up my eyes,
I'm hopin' for a chance to make it alright

When I wake up, the dream isn't done
I wanna see your face and know I've made it home.
If nothing is true, what more can I do?
I am still painting flowers for you woah oh

Shown my cards, give you my heart
(wish we could start all over)
Nothing's making sense at all
Try to open up my eyes I'm hoping for a chance to make it all right

When I wake up the dream isn't done
I wanna see your face and know I've made it home
If nothing is true, what more can I do?
I am still painting flowers for you
I am still painting flowers for you

I heard everything you said,
I don't wanna lose my head,

When I wake up, the dream isn't done,
I wanna see your face and know I've made it home
If nothing is true what more can I do?
I am still painting flowers for you,
I am still painting flowers for you
I am still painting flowers for you


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"Painting Flowers" as written by Daniel Anthony Damico Alex Band

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  • +2
    General CommentI LOVE this. It has such an old school The Party Scene days sound to it! The more you listen to it, the more it grows on you. Can't get it out of my head x
    romanceisdeadon February 14, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThey didn't autotune Alex's voice at all in this song. This is his REAL voice. Not what you hear on Nothing Personal. And I actually think this is better than any song on Nothing Personal. This is the old, real All Time Low. The good ol' warped 2007 and Tourzilla days. This sound really reminds me of The Party Scene. Such a good song and if you really pay attention to the lyrics, it's there. Overall great song, well done.
    angiedangerouson February 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this it's about someone who is so in love with their significant other and everythings perfect. And then one day he overhears the person talking and they're describing how they don't love the person back or maybe that they cheated on them, and the person isn't tryig to make a big deal out of it so they're being oh so casual about it and pretending it doesn't bother them when in fact it's killing them but they're still in love withthat person and can't help it. Which is what I'm assuming the meaning for "I'm still painting flowers for you".

    I personally think that this is one of the greatest songs atl has ever written. Their Nothing Personal stuff is good but this is more like their old days which is what made me fall in love with the band. I'm crossing my fingers that their next album is like this but even if ts not atl will always be #1 to me.
    liveforxxloveon February 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wanna hear this song soo bad
    I keep replaying the preview on youtube
    March is too far away
    These leyrics seem pretty accurate for now
    I honestly couldnt understand the beginning much at first
    but now i do haha xD

    I love All time low favorite band! :D
    FrenchToasteron February 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpainting flowers refers to how he is trying to make everything perfect for her so that she'll continue to to love him.
    madisonk111on July 06, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning I think that this song means that he loves someone, but the relationship isn’t working out and he can’t be himself around her for fear of losing her. Their relationship has just gotten to be too much and it isn’t going anywhere (hence the “…every day we’re running in circles”). Also, he wants to see her and have her tell him that everything is going to be alright, but either she can’t or she won’t. He is confused by their crazy relationship, and deep down he knows that he can’t continue loving this person.
    “I am still painting flowers for you” means that he is pretending to be someone he’s not for her by covering up his true self, and he’s weary of it (in this sense he is the “white rose,” their love is the “red paint” and the girl he loves is the “Red Queen/Queen of Hearts”. The Queen of Hearts would be more fitting because, with what we can get from the song, she has stolen his heart.) Also, when the song says “the dream isn’t done”, I interpret that to mean that his confusing relationship is like Alice’s Wonderland (a disturbing yet fascinating dreamworld that he feels he has to escape). This isn’t to say that Wonderland is a bad place; the only reason it’s like poison to him is that he is in love with the Red Queen rather than the Mad Hatter .
    jpclimbon February 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood stuff.
    xxmodernloveon February 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you so much. I was wondering the lyrics to it. Ive listened to that 30 second clip countless times haha.
    randommusicon February 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed! I'm honestly like all of yall! Haha! I've listened to it so many times I've lost count! Cannot wait till the whole thing is out!! xD
    nothingpersonalkayleeon February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgreed! I'm honestly like all of yall! Haha! I've listened to it so many times I've lost count! Cannot wait till the whole thing is out!! xD
    nothingpersonalkayleeon February 09, 2010   Link

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