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Flowers
Talking Heads Lyrics


Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
You've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
You've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
And I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
You've got it, you've got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
You got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
You got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
You got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
You got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
You got it, you got it

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
You've got it, you've got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DAVID BYRNE

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Jeff Baumann

Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
You've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
You've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
And I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
You've got it, you've got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
You got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
You got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
You got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
You got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
You got it, you got it

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
You've got it, you've got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle

Songwriters:. David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth

Musicians/Singers:
David Byrne
Chris Frantz
Jerry Harrison
Tina Weymouth
Johnny Marr
Kirsty MacColl
Brice Wassy
Yves N'Djock
Abdou M'Boup

Released: 1988



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leokimvideo

Timeless and haunting song that only gets better with time. Should be the theme song for The 100 TV show.

VlRGlL

It would be wasted on The 100

Jonas Cahonas

Well said. Was going to comment, but you made the point.

matt86es

@· doubleplusgood · ʞɐǝdsʞɔnp · You would in a post-apocalyptic world with a need for local food production.

Ezra Gavin

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Lea Christine

Yesterday, my father died. As a baby at 3 years old this was the first song I ever remember in my whole life. Dad would play "Naked" for us all the time but we babies danced the most to this. I called it the chocolate chip cookie song. All my life we would dance, he would point at me and say you got it, you got it in every day life.

my mother got us tickets to American Utopia, we were born a day apart so it was our bday gift. Last month we met David Byrne and I got to tell him how much we love him. Our last concert of many....how fitting.

Now my father is gone forever, peacefully but suddenly in his sleep. I had to write the inscription on his urn for my grieving mom. I wrote "nothing but flowers"


I love you dad. I will play this every huge moment of my life for you form now on.

Richard Rickford

Your father had exceptional taste in music. May he rest in peace.

Wes Watson

Two years later I hope the song brings more smiles than sadness. Your story made me smile this morning, remembering similar things from my childhood.

Melissa Ligmal-Vela

Beautiful story, thank you for sharing. I lost my Daddy unexpectedly last year & feel this completely. ❤️‍🩹

Bankhead 1

Thats one of the greatest things Ive read in youtube comments.
Thank you.

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