Thank You For The Flowers

from by Nazneen Rahman

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This song started with the line 'Your hair is damp on this rainless day'. The story developed from there. The bridge is one of my favourite parts of the album.

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They’re so beautiful, so colourful
See how they light up all the room.
Their scent seduces us to feel
That perfection can be real.
And you’re beautiful, as you laugh and kiss the air.
As you ruffle the kids’ hair,
So I smile and take the flowers.
But it’s nobody’s birthday, today.

It’s nobody’s birthday,
Should I look the other way?
Your hair is damp on this rainless day.
Thank you for the flowers.
It’s nobody’s birthday,
My life slipping away,
But there’s no way out for us today.
So thank you for, thank you for the flowers.

We were beautiful, so hopeful,
We thought the world was ours.
You lost your vows in that casual smile,
I lost my heart in every child.
But they keep us beautiful,
Playing ball games in the park,
But it gets chilly after dark,
When I hear the whispered phone calls,
But I don’t say a word.

It’s nobody’s birthday,
Can I look the other way?
When your hair is damp on this rainless day,
Thank you for the flowers.
It’s nobody’s birthday,
My life slipping away,
But there’s no way out for us today.
So thank you for, thank you for…

The days and nights we share,
And the million ways we care.
Thank you for the perfect boys we made,
But this pain won’t go away.
Is it wrong to leave?
Is it right to stay?
Is it strong to leave?
Is it weak to stay?
What is this game?
Who made the rules?
Is there any way not to lose?

They’re so beautiful, so colourful
See how they light up all the room.
But it’s nobody’s birthday.
Today.

credits

from Can't Clip My Wings, track released May 5, 2014
Music and lyrics Nazneen Rahman
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music

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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

Welcome!. I sing intimate stories about life's complexities. With jazz and soul influences. I'm also a cancer scientist.

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