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April 24, 2024

'Flowers On The Wall' โ€” 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

April 24, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

I remember this song. Now I feel my age. ;)

Posted by: Mike | Apr 25, 2024 10:15:53 AM

Captain Kangaroo! That's perfect!

I wasn't familiar with this song, but now I have "Mother's Little Helper"
stuck in my head - recorded about the same time: 12/1965.

Posted by: Luke | Apr 25, 2024 9:37:51 AM

I like taiko, and I sometimes like The Statler Brothers, but I do not see the connection between the two.

Posted by: antares | Apr 24, 2024 5:13:04 PM

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