"Columbine" as written by and Townes Van Zandt....
Tossin' hair a-ravin'
Eyes of flashin' blue
All the livin' that you're savin'
Won't buy you dreams for you

Cut yourself a columbine
Tear it from the stem
Now breathe upon the petals fine
And throw them to the wind

Watch the petals dancin'
See them twirl and sing
All your pride and prancin'
How much does it mean?

Watch the petals start to fly
And then come falling down
Hear the wind begin to cry
As she sees some touch the ground

Ah, lady, like the flower fair
Some day you'll have to fall
And you can find me standin' there
To catch you if you crawl

Tossin' hair a-ravin'
Eyes of flashin' blue
All the livin' that you're savin'
Won't buy you dreams for you


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"Columbine" as written by Townes Van Zandt

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    General CommentIt's about letting yourself be free. A Columbine is a fancy buttercup (Townes also spent a good amount of time in the city in Colorado.) The flower is a symbol for how fragile and momentary life is. One second you're alive, the next second you're plucked. No matter what you're going to die, so why waste any time? Why waste time on all the fancy pleasures when we know they are false and useless in the end?
    DunkingGalon October 09, 2012   Link

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