October Morning Flowers

by Flora

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about

a single three years in the making
from the debut album "A Sword of Holly"

lyrics

Head to toe
You know me so
But we're below
Content to float
And it's heavy, you know
When it's in your lungs
These salty tongues
Squeeze me like a sponge
As I soak all I can
Got to save it all for when winter comes
And the ice, it numbs
These frozen thumbs
The sea, it won't breath, child
And neither will we from head to toe
I'd hold you so
If you'd let me know
How our flowers could grow intertwined in the snow
And that's not enough
I suppose, who knows

Deep in my October morning thoughts
And I know autumn won't be enough
Colorful leaves hanging by a thread
Gust of wind, backward spin in my head
We believe falling leaves on the trees
Have no say where they play in the breeze
I'd like to imagine that a soul
Is what allows us to have control

The weeks go fast and the days go slow
With each repeated routine flow
And now my views from a window
As all these morning flowers grow

(You could say I) I keep these flowers in my head
(You could say I) I count these hours in my bed
(You could say I) It's what I want to do instead
(You could say I) I keep these flowers in my head

Deep in my early April time rain
Still no words that can wash away pain
No one can say it, but damn it, we've changed
Seas apart for quite some time now
Now now now now
Really gave everything that I had
I loved fearlessly, I loved hard
And love don't make it any easier, no no
To separate your head and your heart

But springtime brings us life anew
And we'll do what we have to do
I know we'll bloom again some June
But until then, it's goodnight moon

(You could say I) I keep these flowers in my head
(You could say I) I count these hours in my bed
(You could say I) It's what I want to do instead
(You could say I) I keep these flowers in my head

credits

released October 5, 2019
music and lyrics by Flora
Ryan O'Toole - lead / harmony vocals, synth
Max Miller - piano
Jakob Allen - bass guitar, harmony vocals, percussion, synth
David Lopez - drums
Claire Albensoeder and Imani Williams - harmony vocals
John Cunningham - saxophone
Nora Barton - cello
Connor Udvardy - electric guitar
produced, mixed, and mastered by Andrew Humphrey
recorded at Decade Music Studios / Treehouse Records
mastered by Greg Obis at Chicago Mastering Service

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