Cohen claims he woke up one morning from a dream in which he heard a sexy woman's voice asking him the question, "How do we divide the smell of flowers?" Inspired by that strange question, Cohen sat down and wrote the song in a single morning.
The swirling ending with overlapping vocals was inspired by The Beach Boys hit "God Only Knows." Annette Lum, wife of engineer/guitarist James Lum, sang on the end.
A florist in Minnesota plays the song at his store daily and believes it inspires customers to buy more flower arrangements.
Cohen's father used to say: "Flowers should be for the living but most people never receive them until they are dead."
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ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen."