"A Daisy Through Concrete" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
Wake up the dying
Don't wake up the dead
Change what you're saying
Don't change what you said
Now that it's time that
I got out of bed

When I walk myself
Down Sycamore Street
The sun beats down
No shoes on my feet
And I stumble on
A daisy through concrete

Pink and brown babies
In pink stroller cars
Know that it's good
They don't care where they are
They know that home
Doesn't feel very far

When I walk myself
Down Sycamore Street
The sun beats down
No shoes on my feet
And I stumble on
A daisy through concrete

Here we go
Oh yeah
That's how I like it

Airplane is flying up in the sky
Making a pattern
With the white lines
Looks like a heart
Or maybe a pie

When I walk myself
Down Sycamore Street
The sun beats down
No shoes on my feet
And I stumble on
A daisy through concrete
A daisy through concrete

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"A Daisy Through Concrete" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentA daisy through concrete I believe is a symbol for something beautiful coming from a rough start or a rough background.
    Lobsteron March 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFuck you, Greyshoes.
    Floipoidon February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLobster: That's definately the symbology behind it.

    Hmm... I don't know that I've ever heard this song, and if I have, it doesn't ring a bell.
    The reason I clicked on the title is because it reminded me of a poem written by Tupac.... the Rapper? I'm not sure, so don't squish me if I'm wrong.

    I don't like rap, really. The only rap I have *considered* enjoying is the stuff on Midnite Vultures by Beck (haha). Lemmie tell you the story of how I know this:

    My boyfriend's brother was taking a class in literature of some sort, and one of his required reading was a book of poetry by Tupac. There was some interesting ideas and thoughts in there. One of the poems was "A Rose out of Concrete," and it was pretty good.

    Man, I hope the Eels aren't stealing ideas.... It'd crush me all over again like when I found out that Santa Clause wasn't real or when Simon and Garfunkel often used recycled lyrical material.

    Back to the song:

    (keep in mind I don't remember having heard this song before) This might be a stretch, I don't know how symbolic The Eels get-- but sycamores are symbols of progress and life (Thanks, google).

    The babies in strollers are innocent and nieve, no matter what race they are.

    Airplane? This is a guess, but perhaps it symbolizes high dreams, if you catch my drift. The patterns "heart" or "pie" would be love and a home, etc., all those images attacted to that sorta stuff.

    There. There's some thoughts. Do I over-analyze? You decide.

    As always, peace.
    Greyshoeson December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAirplane is flyin up in the sky
    makin a pattern
    with the white lines
    looks like a heart
    or maybe a pie

    Rather a stretch here, but I think the symbols in the sky refer to love or sex.

    I don't know if the daisy is a metaphor for a girl, or a dream. Maybe some confusion as to feelings for this girl (if it is a girl). Or just generalized dreams of want (if it's a dream).

    My interpretation.
    42 stepson July 24, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentNice call on the Hollywood Freaks. ;)

    By the way, nice analysis, and you should definitely give this song a listen, one of Eels' best by dar.
    MickeyPhillyon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe whole idea of the flower through concrete is not a new one. Even Tupac didn't come up with that one.

    There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
    A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
    It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
    It only comes out when the moon is on the run
    And all the stars are gleaming
    It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
    But soft and sweet and dreamin'

    From the song "Spanish Harlem" whose earliest date I could find was 1961.
    42 stepson July 24, 2006   Link

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