I heard you on radio
I said they are my friends
Do you want your keys?
Your plants are dead

How long you in town for?
I saw your petit chien
She didn't come with you?
What you've been listening to?

I woke up this morning
Didn't feel far apart
I let the boys party
But I'm just gonna chill

But I'd love to see you
Before I leave
I leave next weekend
I'm not ready to go

Told me about you
Told me about Harry
You know what I heard?
Between you and I

I woke up this morning
Didn't feel far apart
I let the boys party
But I'm just gonna chill

But I'd love to see you
Before I leave
I leave next weekend
I'm not ready to go

Tell me about you
Tell me about blue
Tell me about Harry
Tell me about Her
Tell me about Chiara
Tell me about Jane
Tell me about New York
Tell me about her


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My Plants Are Dead song meanings
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    General CommentShe does say "Harry", not "hurting". Harry is the name of one of her horses. I read in an interview with Kazu where she said the lyrics of this song are transcribed from text messages she received from a friend. So, she is singing the words her friend sent to her.
    shadowamion December 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAVC: You’ve talked about the difficult side of Penny Sparkle, but some of the songs, especially “My Plants Are Dead,” seem to have a sense of relief to them as well. Where do you think that comes from?

    KM: When I started writing that song, I was very sentimental about the girlfriends I had in New York. I have so many girlfriends that live alone and are still single, and they’re beautiful people, and you have to be kind of strong to live the way they live in New York. I’d really like to write songs that they could just listen to, that they could just lock themselves in the apartment and feel really protected and have a relaxing song. That song in particular, and maybe “Everything Is Wrong,” I wanted to accompany my friends with the music. Literally, “My Plants Are Dead,” I used a text my girlfriend sent me. She was planning to have a ping-pong party and she just canceled it. You know how girls are so moody, the day of the party she didn’t feel like it, so she canceled it. It was the funniest text that she sent me. I used all of that for the chorus–it’s an excerpt from that text. Her parents live in the city and she has a ping-pong table, and she wanted to have a ping-pong party. She sent that text to me and I was laughing–how moody and temperamental we can be, so cute. Six months after, I was writing a song and went, “Oh my God, I’m gonna use that text.”
    whatever01on June 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"told" is all "tell" ...in present tense. it's like casual chatting, much like the rest of the song's lyrics.
    Alicia120on September 13, 2011   Link
  • -1
    Lyric CorrectionIt's also "I saw your picture", not your "petit chien"... who the hell would come up with something so contrived??
    merrrloon April 12, 2012   Link

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