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

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

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

They say everyman 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 been taking it all for granted



Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by Mellow_Harsher, smallwonderrobot, mr.doodle

Flowers in December Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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    General Commenti 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.
    AllisVanityon August 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis 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.
    *Lady_Elvenhair*on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLOL!!!!!!! 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.
    suaderitoon January 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti 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.
    whhhaton October 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGoodness, the guitar is breathtaking. And the tone of it. Goodness.
    baision May 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti 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
    joyce13on May 25, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. 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*
    brightxeyes1on March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly 2 comments?! this song is amazing.. the beat reminds me of bob dylan. this song is beautiful*
    cellardoor123on January 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis 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
    babydefon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis 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.
    tripperfreekon October 13, 2006   Link

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