I mistreated my mother

Doubted my brother

Suffered under that

Now that I have presented

And courtly defended

Like my life depended

On this separation to carry me through

Make my dreams come true

And keep me tough

It became apparent what judgment will bring

And I'm nothing

Without their love

And oh strange blossom

One day you whither

It's time I faced it

I am no different

And oh little Bhikku I know the way

To keep your thoughts

On a path that's true

Oh little Bhikku I know the words

To mend your heart

When it bleeds straight through

Cuz your heart is broken

You've had enough

You scream and scream

But you don't make a sound

Listen little Bhikku

For your own good

You got to take that pain and

Lay it down

Down strange blossom

One day you wither

It's time I faced it

I am no different

Oh strange blossom

One day you wither

It's time I faced it

I am no different

Each new night at the the same old time

The lake gets drunk on the moon

And the willow trees on the water line

Sweep them gently back like brooms

And up on the porch the light still shines

From the kindness you've shown

As long as I'm part of this symphony

Know that you are not alone

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

Bhikku song meanings
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    General Commenti could be wrong, but i think this song is all about buddhist ideals and the lives that the bhikkhus [monks] have to lead. to me the beginning stanza is about karma [mistreated my mother, doubted my brother, suffered under that]. also, buddhism has a strong connection with nature, so the comparison to the wilting blossom and himself makes sense of that also. this is all just my opinion, but it seems plausible to me
    BeccaStBeccaon May 23, 2010   Link

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