Turn the ugly light off god
Want to feel the night
Everyday it shines down on me
Don't you think that I see
Don't you think that I see what it's all about

Hard to look the other way
While the world passes me by
And everyone is trying to bum me out

It's a pretty big world god
And I am awful small
Everyday they rain down on me
Flower in a hailstorm
Flower in a hailstorm
I'm living for the drought
I could throw it back at them
But then I play their game
Everyone is trying to bum me out

When I came into this world they slapped me
And everyday since then I'm slapped again
Tomorrow's king: an unsightly coward
You see, I know I'm gonna win

Turn the ugly light off god
Don't want to see my face
Everyday it will betray me
Don't you think that I know
Don't you think that I know what they're talking about
If they step on me tonight
They're gonna pay someday
Everyone is trying to bum me out


Lyrics submitted by Don Jerone

Flower Lyrics as written by Mark Everett Jim Jacobsen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
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    i agree with zeeboi. only, i think E tries to overcome the general hostility and rise above; stretch himself toward the sun as flowers do, but still gets stomped right back down.

    he's a frustrated flower as well!

    roger wilcoon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    Angst. A lot of it too. E sees himself as a flower, timid and frail that everyone steps on.

    zeeboion January 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    i don't think this song's about jesus. i think E makes it pretty clear in "all in a day's work" that he's not religious. i love this song. it sounds so depressing to start with, and almost suicidal, but gets kind of optimistic towards the end. makes me smile every time.

    stegemreealion June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    im a frustrated flower :( ::sigh::

    BensonRosson October 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    One of their best songs, if not the best.

    apobaseon December 27, 2007   Link
  • -1
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    I think the song is a take on the life of Jesus. Specifically, in the garden of Gethsemane.

    "Tomorrow's king, an unsightly coward You see, I know I'm going to win"

    Plus a digital choir is singing throughout the song.

    metallifoolon July 16, 2005   Link

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