"Flowers (Eurydice's Song)" as written by and Anthony James/harding Bowers....
What I wanted was to fall asleep
Close my eyes and disappear
Like a petal on a stream, a feather on the air
Lily white and poppy red
I trembled when he laid me out
You won’t feel a thing, he said, when you go down
Nothing gonna wake you now
Dreams are sweet until they’re not
Men are kind until they aren’t
Flowers bloom until they rot and fall apart
Is anybody listening?
I open my mouth and nothing comes out
Nothing gonna wake me now
Flowers, I remember fields
Of flowers, soft beneath my heels
Walking in the sun
I remember someone
Someone by my side
Turned his face to mine
And then I turned away
Into the shade
You, the one I left behind
If you ever walk this way
Come and find me lying in the bed I made

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    My Interpretation"And then I turned and walked away / into the shade."

    Good gods, I love this double entendre. That surface notion of going into the cool, away from the sunlight; that deeper idea of becoming a shade, entering the Greecian afterlife without him...


    "Lily white and poppy red."

    Oh, I doubt this line is an intentional suicide reference, but that's something I pick up from it. Pale skin, blood spilled. It's as though Eurydice is saying "I did this to myself," which could be a bit of victim blaming (as this version of her myth implies Hades convinced her to run off to His kingdom, not that she was killed by third parties).
    pkmnavyon April 20, 2013   Link

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