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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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    Jul 11th, 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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    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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    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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    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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