I sit on the bed
Watching evening descend
With a fistful of marigolds
And the dim light is traced
On your skeleton face
Your hands are impossibly cold

Close my eyes to see
If I can feel you in the air
I want to breathe you in me
Makes me dizzy
But there's nobody there

Well I'm washing your feet
And I put on your clothes
And I hide all the pills away
But my criminal mind
Is on women and wine
As they finally drag you away

I want to write you letters
All apologies and praise
Could of loved you better
But now I'll never have any chance again

Though you won't, forgive me
You are nowhere near me
So I sit on the bed
Watching morning come in
Holding poppies and marigolds

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    General Commenti could be way off, but it seems to me that this is about a parent dying.
    abuliaon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about someone either dying or being terminally ill... i think it's someone who has been sick for a very very long time.
    AngelofBradley1on November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentabulia and AngelofBradley1 you are both close. He wrote it about his dad who died of cancer. He stated it on his FanPage:

    Q: Is there a story behind "Marigolds" on Mr. Lemons? I always loved that track, but when my Mom lost her battle with breast cancer, I was completely speechless (or inconsolable) once I heard it again.

    A: I wrote it when my father passed away from cancer. I was alone in the room with him when he went away. So...it's pretty on the nose for your experience.
    Hope you and your family are doing well.
    Answered on 12/29/2011 by Glen Phillips
    Criszillaon February 27, 2012   Link

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