"Blossom" as written by and Bardi David/martin Martin....
Lights they wash your face
Pale and misty white
Color flowers
Your eyes seem ever changing
In my mind
Colors bleed to red
As I kiss your face
Want to tell you
I love you
Everyday as we grow
Yes I know now it's all on my own
Can you feel my pain
As you walk on by
Can you tell me you need me
Every time
All alone
Yes I'll show you things never seen before
For your mind to untangle
On your own all alone
Yes I know now
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
Yes I know now
I'll watch as you go
Yes I know now
It's alright
And I know now
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
As you blossom everyday
Yes I know now
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
As you blossom everyday
I don't feel my heart
It's burning up
I don't fear my eyes are turning red
I don't feel my arms are breaking up
I don't feel you slipping from my hands
And I know now
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
As you blossom everyday
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
As you blossom everyday
Now I know
Yes I know now
It's all on my own
As you blossom everyday


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"Blossom" as written by Kevin Colin Martin Bardi David Martin

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't agree that its a love song or about breaking up, I think its a song written about or to a child. it seems to me its about the child growing up and needing the parent less and less; the song speaks of growth, of care ("wash your face"), of teaching ("see I show you things..."), "blossoming" is often used as a metaphor for something or someone reaching maturity. The parent hopes the child will always need them, which is why he doesn't feel them slipping from his hands.

    anyways probably the song that got me into candlebox, well this and "change" (which coincidentally uses the exact same chords and picking). i think i was sold from the grungey "I don't feel..." breakdown and awesome guitar solo...how can you not headbang to that.

    yeah candlebox is way underrated, i love that heavy-metal / grunge combo, also like soundgarden and alice in chains. It pisses me off that they've been branded post-grunge, this was a genuine Seattle band whose masterpiece CD (this self-titled one) was released the same year as Nirvana's most popular, "Nevermind", a year before AiC's "Dirt", 3 years before Soundgarden's "Superunknown". they deserve their place as founders of the Seattle grunge music scene.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's gotta be about a child growing up! this song is simplistic in terms of the words and sheet music. but i believe the build-up of the song gives provides some proof to the idea that a child is growing in age and the impact is finally taking it's toll on the songwriter.
    woutang24on December 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah it's a love song... definitely about breaking up, and coming to terms with it. They've grown apart, and he can see it, and realize that he's alone.

    "Yes I know now
    It's all on my own
    Yes I know now
    I'll watch as you go
    Yes I know
    It's alright"
    jc6mdon November 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHe lives his life with a good sense of morality and principle, and he knows this. She doesn't so much but he loves her and wants to help her. He tries to heavy-hand her to live in a better way in forgoing her inferior characteristics in order to live a better life. But this only serves to push her away from him.

    He begins to see that he can't make someone do anything - even if they know that they're not living in the right way. He sees that the control he thought he had to change the situation was only an illusion - he has no direct control over how she chooses to live her life.

    As her protector the best way to teach her is to show her rather than being obvious about it. And so he allows her to go free - he sets her free. But she doesn't really want to be free, she has, like everybody does, a need to make these decisions herself - he stops berating her and just by being his own good self, she begins to take on those same characteristics through him.

    The song is about positioning oneself to distribute the gained knowledge we have earned through maturity into our subordinates solely based on our own behavior and actions, rather than preaching about what is right or wrong. It's about being both a mentor and a student at the same time.

    Hierophanton December 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this a love song? how come no one commented on it, its probably one of their best songs
    LilbeeDawgon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCandlebox are so underrated, this would be a gr8 song for any modern "emo" band
    No_Snowon August 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I especially love

    "Oh, I don't feel my arms are breaking up
    I don't fear my eyes are turning red
    I don't feel my arms are breaking up
    I don't feel you slipping from my hands"

    It means so much to me.
    xdearjenniferon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can see what ductape is saying, but to me it sounds too much like it's focused towards a former lover.
    tw2113on May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood old grunge.
    haliibopon August 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentO:! Oops. It deleted my explanation of the song. I said that I think it's about someone whose life is pretty sad, and there's this girl that kind of assuages it all and makes him feel better when she's around to love. She's naive and childish and young, and he helps her overcome that while she makes him feel like it's okay for a while. Then she leaves his presence and he realizes that he's got to go back to his misery and thinks of himself as alone until he sees her next, while she's out living life being the happy, beautiful, vibrant girl he sees her as. I don't see it as a break-up song, really. He has a hard time expressing his feelings, sadness and love, because he probably doesn't want to seem weak, and he wants to be leaned on rather than admitting that he needs somebody, too. I probably see it this way because I could then describe my relationship with this song, haha.
    haliibopon August 08, 2008   Link

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