Lyrics: Forgotten Flowers

Forgotten Flowers

(aka “The Flower Song”)
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I’ve got diamonds in my backyard
They grow just like weeds
You’ll come and gather them in bundles
Take all that you need
But save the flowers there for me, dear
Take the diamonds for your greed
‘Cause the flowers don’t grow like weeds

Glory glory, hallelujah
I’m lost and she’s found
Another lover to give her shelter
When the fields have turned brown
Another kind man to warm her
When the snow finds the ground
The only girl that made the world go round

There are some things worth remembering
And others left for time
To come and weather and to change
In the winds of your mind
But don’t forget me while you’re leaving
Just remember my rhyme
It’s all that I’ve borrowed from time

Now its Sunday, early evening
I rise for the day
Brush a long hair from the pillow
On my bed where she would lay
And in the backyard forgotten flowers
Are all fading away
To bloom in other lovers’ backyards someday