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(Nothing But) Flowers - Lyrics by Talking Heads


Lyrics
Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers
There was a factory
Now there are mountains and riversyou got it, you got it
We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinnerwe got it, we got it
There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowersyou've got it, you've got it
If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmoweryou've got it, you've got it
Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong
Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasisyou got it, you got it
This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisiesyou got it, you got it
I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-
Elevensyou got it, you got it
And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attentionyou got it, you got it
I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookiesyou got it, you got it
We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berriesyou got it, you got it
This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfieldyou got it, you got it
Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle