Ancient walls of flowers tumblin' down
Black cat petals and a smiling clown
I like to keep them in a jar beside
Just enough to mess my mind inside
But I never heard you callin' from the sun
Did you ever care to shoot your silver gun
No I never heard you callin' from the moon
Did you ever care to sing your free love tune

Ancient walls of whispers falling low
Murmur simmer and I'm feeling slow
Keep me up but keep me in my head
I'll ping a pound of posies 'til I'm dead
But I never heard you callin' from the sun
Did you ever care to shoot your silver gun
No I never heard you callin' from the moon
Did you ever care to sing your free love tune

Ancient walls of flowers tumblin' down
Ancient walls of flowers tumblin' down
Ancient walls of whispers tumblin' down
Ancient walls are tumblin' all over this town


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    General CommentAfter "Sex and Candy", I guess I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this band... but I gotta say this song is awesome.. One of those good 'chill' songs. just put on repeat, and relax.
    anna118kon February 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit seems to me being like

    all ur memories are fading away...


    nifty song!
    WikedAbibon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPreeeety sure this song (along with many of his) is about Sherry Fraser.
    akirstinon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about Papaver Somniferum, the opium poppy. As are many songs on this album (Poppies, and Opium). I think the lyrics are actually "Black cat petals and a smiling crown" because when an opium poppy is ready for harvest the "crown" on the seed pod curls up, a smiling crown. To make poppy tea you add the seed pods to lightly boiling water "Murmur simmer and I'm feeling slow" the simmering of the pods and the "feeling slow" as the effects of the opiates.
    Wysefoolon December 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree, this song is about drugs.
    mkelly87on April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDid anyone notice how similar the first few chords sound to Neil Young's "Down By The River" ?
    wglane2on August 29, 2013   Link

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