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Flowers in December Lyrics

Before I let you down again
I just want to see you in your eyes.
I wouldn't have taken everything out on you,
I only thought you could understand.

They say every man goes blind in his heart,
And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away.
And I've got nothing more to say about it,
Nothing more than you and me.

Send me a flower of your December.
Save me a drink of your candy wine.
I've got just one thing I can't give you,
Just one more thing of mine.

They say every man goes blind in his heart.
They say everybody steals somebody's heart away.
And I've been wondering why you let me down,
And I've been taking it all for granted.
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Jun 21, 2001
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i dont know but...I think the deeper meaning of this song is that everyone steals somebody's heart, and you cant really help if you dont love the person back...but when it happeneds to you, and someone steals your heart and they dont love you back, then you know how it hurts and you think back to the person you hurt and how you they handled it, and how you took it for granted and how now you know what they went through...i love her songs lyrics, they can have so many meanings and they are so deep, she exposes everything to the very core.

@AllisVanity I think that is exactly what it means. :-(

Nice explanation!

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this one is beautiful. i like mazzy star's music, but not all of their lyrics say so much. this one does. i think it's about how we tend to take love for granted 'till it's gone. and then we wakr up and wonder why we didn't smell the coffee.

plus:

they say every man goes blind in his heart and they say everybody steals somebody's heart away

that's a great part. strange, but it gives me hope in a way. it's gonna b ok.

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LOL!!!!!!! Boy, oh boy! JoeDixon, I'm laughing so hard, it's not even funny. I'm not even being sarcastic or anything. Bizilllion kudos to you.

Aaaanyway, about the meaning, I think some guy was in love with her but she only saw him as a friend. So she takes all her shit out on him thinking he would understand:

'Before I let you down again I just want to see you in your eyes I would have taken everything out on you I only thought you could understand'

About blind and stolen hearts they don't have much to say because they both know he loves her, but she doesn't love back.

'They say everyman goes blind in his heart And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away And i got nothing more to say about it Nothing more than you would me'

It seems to me they've lost their friendship so she says they can still share things, hence the December and the dreams and crap. Also, the flowers show that he is in love, and she is telling him to send them, so things go back to normal. However, the only thing she can't give back is her heart.

'Send me your flowers, of your December Send me your dreams, of your candy wine I got just one thing I can't give you Just one more thing of mine'

Finally, she regrets taking him for granted but at the same time resents the fact that he let her down by walking away because he couldn't stand having her ONLY as a friend.

‘And I've been wondering why you let me down And I been taking it all for granted’

Yeah, so she wants things to go back the way they were.

@suaderito I really don't see your reason to be offensive even caustic. You heard her sing?!

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i think "i want to see you in your eyes" has an easy, obvious meaning. she's saying that she want to look at him by means of his eyes. like people say that you can see and understand someone through their eyes; a way to see into their soul. and then she says that he thought he knew without her having to tell him, and that if she had known he wasn't aware, she would've told him. i think that's what the first stanza is about.

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Goodness, the guitar is breathtaking. And the tone of it. Goodness.

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i agree with AllisVanity. this song is so beautiful. i agree how the first verse basically is talking about how when you don't like someone like they like you and you think you can reject them because you don't think it'll hurt them because you don't know how much they like you. you think it's only a little bit. it's a blow to your ego nonetheless. i like when she says "and i've got nothing more to say about it" because it's like when you have all these emotions in your head but you don't feel like telling everyone how sad you are. because words don't accurately express it. so she just says "nothing more than you and me." also, i kind of feel like the actual chorus is talking about how no matter what the guy gave to her, she can't give him her heart. i feel like the guy is pulling out all the stops. he wants to give her flowers even if it is december and they are dieing. but at the time, it didn't matter to her because she couldn't love him like he deserved. and i think maybe at the end she maybe starts to finally like him but he's over her so he "let her down". and she's wondering why she didn't like him in the first place. very sad and happens a lot

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wow. im surprised that a lot of people haven't commented yet on this one..i love the melody of the guitar. its so simple yet beautiful. sigh

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Only 2 comments?! this song is amazing.. the beat reminds me of bob dylan. this song is beautiful*

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this song has a sweet melencholy to it. it makes me want to cry a little. it remids me of somthing im going through myself. your separated from the one you love and every pormise made has been unpurposly broken and u feel bad for letting that person down

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This song has always been my second fav song behind Look on Down. so sweet & melancholy. I used to crank this up & dance around the room with my baby boy when he was like 4 months old. It's embedded into his personality.

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