"Flowers" as written by and Gregg Alexander....
Our lives?
They're nine to seven
Why aren't things wild?
You said you was a flower child
I can respect your soul searching
But now's no time for questioning

I'm sure you've been misled before
And once you'd trust they'd slam the door
But I'm everything I claim to be
You just need vodka and honesty?
Do you know who I am
Do you know who I am

My love is real
As real as the flowers you smoke to get high
My love is real
As real as our God who has spoken on how we can fly
My love is real
As real as flowers

You're 22
Why aren't you free?
You're mom and daddies victory
A soul that's lived a thousand lives
Don't hide behind child's eyes

I'm sure you've been misled before
And once you'd trust they'd slam the door
But I'm everything I claim to be
You just need vodka and LSD?
Do you know who I am?
Do you know who I am?

My love is real
As real as flowers

I love you, you hate me
I took math class, that ain't a fair exchange
I call you, you hang up
Don't have to be a bitch and have your number changed
I'm sorry, forgive me
I never meant to call you those names
But I'm lonely, so lonely, please



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"Flowers" as written by Gregg Alexander

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    General Commentwhy does this song have no comments? it's just so damn good.
    nickptaron June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commenteh, it's pretty good. i like it. i like the chorus, our love is real, as real as the flowers you smoke to get high. i guess if your a smoker then i guess it's a perfect simile for your love. But my favorite part would have to be the end when Gregg Alexander sings:I love you you hate me
    I took math class that ain't a fair exchange
    I call you you hang up
    Don't have to be a bitch and get your number changed
    I'm sorry forgive me
    I never meant to call you those names
    But I'm lonely so lonely please

    -it's good what can i say-
    laugh_it_up_nowon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is good. i love his voice, especially when he sings in his high voice.
    brightestfireflyon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe moral of the story: There comes a point in life where you have to grow up and be your own person, not just sponging off your parents forever.
    CaptHayfeveron July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite New Radicals songs. Actually, probably my favorite except for Gotta Stay High.
    oNeMore_LASTchanceon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I call you you hang up
    Don't have to be a bitch and get your number changed
    I'm sorry forgive me
    I never meant to call you those names
    But I'm lonely so lonely please"
    it always happen to me huhuhu
    de_bayzon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of my ex. He was a hippie dude who smoked so much weed. There were times when he was such an asshole and hypocrite (Why aren't things wild?/ You said you was a flower child).

    I wanted to tell him that my love was as real as anything he smoked or saw in his visions. I wanted him to love me, but it was almost impossible. He's with someone else now, but I still remember listening to this song and crying over him. psshh
    CautionarySongon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is damn good! Another one of my favorites on the album.

    I agree with laughitupnow said about it being a perfect simile. I also yeah I love when he sings in the higher voice as well.

    Maybe I'm just not thinking hard enough, but the one part I just don't really get is "I took math class that ain't a fair exchange ".....
    strangersatelliteon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love you, you hate me. I give you love, you give me hate, that isnt a fair exchange, he took a math class so thats how he figured that out. Its witty remark
    Sandinoon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust heard this song for the first time yesterday, great stuff too bad they stopped after one album.
    frankcostanzaon January 16, 2008   Link

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