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September 14, 2020

"Flowers On The Wall" — Statler Brothers

This classic 1965 song, along with its earworm-generating music, has wonderful lyrics (below).

How great to be able to sing along.

I keep hearing you're concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you're giving me is conscience, I guess
If I were walking in your shoes I wouldn't worry none
While you and your friends are worrying 'bout me, I'm having lots of fun

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

Last night I dressed in tails pretended I was on the town
As long as I can dream it's hard to slow this swinger down
So please don't give a thought to me I'm really doing fine
You can always find me here and having quite a time

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

It's good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
So I must go back to my room and make my day complete

Counting flowers on the wall
That don't bother me at all
Playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me I've nothing to do

September 14, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

I have read an interpretation where the room the narrator is in an institution. So here is a weird companion piece by Porter wagoner
https://youtu.be/zCAITGO3V8g

Posted by: Chip | Sep 15, 2020 5:09:51 PM

The most likable torch song I ever heard. 😂

Posted by: Paul Tempke | Sep 15, 2020 10:54:21 AM

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