Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. In many ways this song completes the circle with that narrator, who is so important in Byrne's writing, and who started off memorably talking heads nothing but flowers the early songs and is here at the end with a sophisticated rant on the T Heads' last album. Tbh, I think if I was in the world described here I would miss all the stuff we have now, and no amount of flowers would act as compensation.
David Byrne - "(Nothing But) Flowers" [Live from Austin, TX]
New wave , worldbeat. Popular Favorites Once in a Lifetime: It peaked at number 79 in the UK Singles Chart. I mean, people concern about the world the way it is, with all this factorys and companys, they complain a lot, but if suddenly it turned inside out, and there was daisies instead of pizza huts, people wuold be complaining too
(Nothing But) Flowers
It was released as the album's second single. Too much focus on preserving the natural enviroment, and we wouldn't be able to cope, and miss out on the kinds of scientific developments that save lives. Why not add your own? More Talking Heads Lyrics. Flag sharkycharming on July 23, Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Lyrics submitted by weezerific: General Comment To me he is using the absurdity of his lyrics to point out how we are destroying the planet. Here we have someone in the opposite position. Login with Facebook Error:
It's quite cute, really; the petty little things he misses, the microwaves, Dairy Queens and s -- heck, I know I'd miss my insulin if I were in talking heads nothing but flowers position! I love the part about the highway. General Comment I like the contrast with songs like "Big Yellow Taxi", which complains that they paved paradise talking heads nothing but flowers put up a parking lot. Where'd my parking lot go? No Replies Log in to reply. While the protagonist may have once been in favor of the transformation, he finds himself now missing the conveniences and culture of the modern world. Lyrics submitted by weezerific: It's part of his narrator's discomfit with other aspects of modern life, but in this instance I can really imagine it as also poking a bit of fun at his fellow New Yorkers, in particular those who at times loudly profess the advantages of the city over the country. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and talking heads nothing but flowers significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.
General Comment I always thought of this as a perfect fish out of water song, the kind Byrne did so well with the "unreliable narrator" he has used in so many other instances, such as "The Big Country", only in this case the problem is literally being out there with the fish, the water, and no appliances or modern conveniences. Log in to add a tag.
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Talking Heads - [Nothing But] Flowers (Official Video)
Why not add your own? Add your thoughts 48 Comments. I mean, people talking heads nothing but flowers about the world the way it is, with all this factorys and companys, they complain a lot, but if suddenly it turned inside out, and there was daisies instead of pizza huts, people wuold be complaining too