Flower

Album: Ultramega OK (1988)
  • All of seventeen
    Eyes a purple green
    Treated like a Queen, she was
    On borrowed self esteem

    She would do a dance
    A painful masquerade
    Spinning you into her web
    Along her vain parade

    In her uniform
    Studded brass and steel
    Kissing lipstick, napkin stains
    And smearing sincerity

    Along her vain parade
    Along her veins

    Time crept up on her
    She's early gray
    Her reflection looks concerned
    As flowers hit her grave Writer/s: Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Teri from CaI still have this cassette. One of the three I bought back in the beginning.
  • David from Mcalester, OkI think "Flower" is about a young girl who becomes a stripper. Lives a troubled, hard life(she was on borrowed self esteem/ she's early gray) . And dies an early death due too drug abuse (along her veins/as flowers hit her grave).
  • Tim from Somewhere In, GaI think this song is about a popular, wealthy stuck up prep school girl. The mention of "being treated like a queen" and "in her uniform" and other similar lyrics in the song make me interpret the song this way.
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