Broken Flowers Singer/Songwriter

Released March 18, 2020

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Composition

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, production.
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Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Lyrics

Sound Recording

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Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")
Scotland United Kingdom
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Piano, percussion.
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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, guitars, bass, vocals, production.
PREMIER
Simon Wright ("SimonW")
Edinburgh United Kingdom
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Lyrics.
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Kris Pride ("KrisPride")
Bay City MI USA
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Backing vocals.
Artist's Notes

Lyricist Simon Wright said:

Quite a dark lyric. I'm not sure what harms have been done to the woman who features in it but I had in mind that she has become traumatised to such an extent that she has stopped speaking, and is now locked in her own world.
The guy who is singing loved her when they were much younger, and still loves her now.

Lyrics

Broken Flowers  

(Intro)

All the scars that you carry

Are like babies in a morgue

Hard to look at

But beautiful in their own way

Hauntingly sad

 

 (Verse 1)

I don't know what wrongs were done

For you to lock yourself away

I wish that you would talk to me

I wish you could say

 

 (Chorus)

But you just sit arranging broken flowers in a vase

You sit there for hours If you could you would for days

Yet I remember when we picked fresh petals in the fields

Watched butterflies flutter by in the summer breeze

 

 (Verse 2)

I hear your husband's gone

He found some blonde to trim his wick

And all your friends deserted you

When you became sick

 

 (Chorus)

Now you just sit arranging broken flowers in a vase

You sit there for hours If you could you would for days

But I remember when we picked fresh petals in the fields

Watched butterflies flutter by in the summer breeze

  

(Bridge)

I know the doctor says you don't feel pain as others do

But when I gaze into your eyes it's there devouring you

And my doctor says I've little time left and it's true

I'm just another broken flower come to gently wilt with you

 

 (Verse 3)

I'll leave this candle on

I know you like the light it casts

But all I see are those cardinals

Flitting over garden paths

 

 (Outro)

Broken flowers

Broken flowers

Forget-me-nots and rose buds

Reposing in our final hours

 

Written by Simon Wright

(April 2019)