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The Statler Brothers: Flowers on the Wall Meaning

Song Released: 1965


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I keep hearin' you're concerned
About my happiness.
But all that thought you've given me is
Conscience, I guess.
If I were walkin' in your shoes,
I wouldn't worry none
While you and your friends
Are worrying 'bout me,
I'm havin' lots of...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2019 3:38pm report


    I think it is about a man in an insane asylum. That's why he's got all those 'interesting' activities to do. He is quite content with his life.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 26th, 2019 2:13pm report


    I think it's about a man who was left catatonic by his loved one.But,he assures his friends that he is doing fine alone...he has countless activities like:Counting flowers on the wallpaper,playing solitaire,smoking,watching Captain Kangaroo,and pretending to go out.I believe that he has Schizophrenia or agoraphobia or some other mental disability.In others eyes... he is lonely...In his eyes... he is "havin' quite a time" Therefore,Flowers On The Wall.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 27th, 2018 8:22pm report


    The one brother worked in a asalm so the song is talking about that "counting flower on the wall is talking about the mental illnesses and redoing some thing over and over again and the " my shoes are not to this hard concrete examples the paded rooms and the not custom to this light is like no lightning in the rooms and pretending to go out is the town not letting the mental challenged go out and the deck of 51 is like not haveing a full compression ( like the reference not a full deck of card) and the reference having lots of fun is sarcasm because they normally were tortured and last but not least the reference to watching captain kangaroo . Captain kangaroo was a kid show ,the mentally ill could not understand more than above kid level so that is what I thought this song my nt



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    anonymous
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    Aug 24th, 2018 8:14pm report


    He's in prison. That's why, "You can always find me here, I'm havin' quite a time." Why he's not used to the light being in a cell, or his feet are not used to concrete being in bed all day. Remember this song was written in the sixties. Many prison yards were likely dirt and they walked the sides of the roads picking up trash. Also, he dressed in tails and pretended to go out. Why would you bother to dress up and NOT go out unless you COULD NOT go out.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 2018 7:41pm report


    It's about a guy who recently broke up with his crackhead chick. Now he sits home smoking crack by himself back before there was internet porn.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2017 3:18pm report


    i just smoked a doobie and time took on a new dimension where i started counting the flowers on the wall paper in my room. After awhile this was not enough and I started playing solitaire. I played all night without winning until i found out there was only 51 cards in my deck but ... who care, I seldom play with a full deck!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 27th, 2014 6:38pm report


    Very interesting is the line "Playin' Solitaire 'till dawn, with a deck of 51". With a deck of 51 there's one card missing, so he can never finish the game. So, him playing Solitaire is just as "useful" as counting flowers on the wall: He achieves nothing.

    In the las verse, it seems he's trying to run from his ex-gf, or pretending to go out with her. But he makes excueses (my eyes are not accustomed to this light, my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete), so he retreads back to his room.



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    astorian
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    Oct 8th, 2012 10:19am report


    In a way, this song is very much like the novelty hit, "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha." That is, in both songs, a man has lost his mind and gone totally crazy due to breaking up with the girl he loved.

    In this case, following the split with his girlfriend, the narrator has become a recluse who never leaves his home. His old girlfriend has heard strange rumors about his behavior, and comes to visit him (he ascribes her concerns to a guilty conscience... and that's probably correct).

    He displays all sorts of crazy behaviors, but insists he's doing just fine and having a swell time all by himself. But of course, the more he insists everything is fine, the more obvious it becomes that he's completely lost his marbles, due to heartbreak.




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