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Faded Flowers Lyrics Meanings
by Shriekback

Rock
1990
700

Faded Flowers Lyrics

This is the sound of poisons
The sickness no one knows
No one is crying for us this time
Our shapes are blurring under miracles of snow
Weave a circle round him three times
You have to plan your moves at these times
Our hearts are breaking
One more song to go

These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
These hands I kiss
Tragic as anything
These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
All splash and hiss
Beyond my measuring

Only the anacrucis
The main event remains
Shameful and naked, out there in the
Great cold outdoors
We have to do these things again
Bathe in this incandescent glow
The leap to something I don't know
There is no doubt upon us when
The greasy men come back again

These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
These hands I kiss
Tragic as anything
These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
All splash and hiss
Beyond my measuring These faded flowers
Precious as memory
A veil of cloud
Correct as energy
We had some good machines
But they don't work no more
I loved you once
Don't love you anymore

These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
These hands I kiss
Tragic as anything
These eyes are blind
This is a pure thing
All splash and hiss
Beyond my measuring

These faded flowers
Precious as memory
A veil of cloud
Correct as energy
We had some good machines
But they don't work no more
I loved you once
Don't love you anymore

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I have always sucked at interpreting poetry, and even on the rare occasion when I was close I always seemed to misinterpret some vital point. Not having the strict upbringing of humanities imposed by the British school system of yore in a post sexual revolution America I have always been at a disadvantage not even taking my dyslexia into account. But Shriekback's potent lyrics via Mr Andrews have always fascinated me. The imagery in this song is so deliberate there must be more than random nonsense. The obvious quality of this ballad is lament, bordering on post apocalyptic, but I know it cannot be something so obviously lame. Its not some heavy handed cold war era song about the danger of nuclear war. More personal I would want to think. But whether it underscores the loss of humanity on a microcosmic level or the greater fall of human society through our hubris, the beauty of this song for me is it can apply to many possibilities. The third act of life, the disintegration of an era personal or global.

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