Petals

Album: Rainbow (1999)
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  • I've often wondered if there's ever been a perfect family
    I've always longed for undividedness and sought stability

    A flower taught me how to pray
    But as I grew, that flower changed
    She started flaying in the wind
    Like golden petals scattering

    And I miss you dandelion
    And even love you
    And I wish there was a way
    For me to trust you
    But it hurts me every time
    I try to touch you

    But I miss you dandelion
    And even love you

    I gravitated towards a patriarch so young predictably
    I was resigned to spend my life within a maze of misery

    A boy and a girl befriended me
    We're bonded through despondency
    I stayed so long but finally
    I fled to save my sanity
    And I miss you little sis
    And Little brother
    And I hope you realize
    I'll always love you
    (Always love you)
    And although you're struggling
    You will recover (we're gonna make it maybe)
    And I miss you little sis and little brother

    So many I considered
    Closest to me
    Turned on a dime and sold me
    Out dutifully
    Although that knife was chipping
    Away at me
    They turned their eyes away and
    Went home to sleep
    (Sleep) (Sleep) (Sleep)

    And I missed a lot of life
    But I'll recover
    Though I know you really like
    To see me suffer
    Still I wish that you and I'd
    Forgive each other
    'Cause I miss you, Valentine
    And really loved you

    I really loved you
    (I guess I loved you)
    I tried so hard
    But you drove me away
    To preserve my sanity

    And I found the strength to break away Writer/s: JAMES HARRIS III, JAMES QUENTON WRIGHT, JAMES SAMUEL III HARRIS, JAMES WRIGHT, MARIAH CAREY, TERRY LEWIS
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnSuch a personal and tragic song. This is the best track on Rainbow and I hated that album.
  • Yes from Bellflower, CaI went to see Mariah in concert at Staples Center when Rainbow came out and her voice cracked when she sang this song. It's a beautiful song and it reminds me of my siblings back home. I LOVE MIMI!!
  • Noregrets from Couve, WaShe said it's a very personal song and she sometimes gets emotional when she performs it. Most likely it's about her sister Alison.
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