Saturday, 7 September 2013

COP 3 - Songs with flowers in the title

The Jam - English rose

No matter where I roam 
I will return to my English rose 
For no bonds can ever tempt me from she 
I've sailed the seven seas, 
Flown the whole blue sky. 
But I've returned with haste to where my 
Love does lie. 
No matter where I go I will come back to my English Rose 
For nothing, "could" ever "keep" me from she. 
I've searched the secret mists - 
I've climbed the highest peaks 
Caught the wild wind home 
To hear her soft voice speak 
No matter where I roam 
I will return to my English Rose 
For no bonds can ever keep me from she. 

I've been to ancient worlds 
I've scoured the whole universe 
And caught the first train home 
To be at her side. 
No matter where I rome 
I will return to my English Rose 
For no bonds, can ever keep me from she

The Jam - English rose
Song facts:


Opening with the sounds of a train whistle, a ship's horn, and waves crashing on the shore, this romantic folk ballad was a surprise inclusion on The Jam's third full length album, All Mod Cons.
Lyrically, the narrator likens himself to old sailors who would leave their mother country, and their lover, their fair English rose. It was inspired by Weller's homesickness when he was touring America and the absence of his girlfriend at the time, Gill Price. Weller told Mojo magazine May 2010: "It was me emotionally naked, speaking openly about being in love. I was aware it was something that blokes from my background didn't do. They didn't reveal their feelings, their sensitive side." Embarrassed by its honesty, Weller left the track unlisted on the album cover.
An inspiration for this song was the unpretentious verse of the '60s Liverpool poets. Weller told Mojo: "A fan had turned me on to Adrian Henri, and I leaned through these poets that you could be open about your thoughts and feelings and you could juxtapose a grand, classical image with a street one."
The song later inspired the name of Manchester alternative rock band, the Stone Roses.

The White Stripes - Blue orchid

You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue

Something better than nothing
Something better than nothing, it's giving up
We all need to do something
Try to keep the truth from showing up

How dare you
How old are you now, anyway?
How dare you
How old are you now, anyway?

You're given a flower
But I guess there's just no pleasing you
Your lip tastes sour
But you think that it's just me teasing you

You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue

Get behind me
Get behind me now, anyway
Get behind me
Get behind me now, anyway

You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue


The white stripes - Blue orchid
Song facts:

This song draws from the Bible story about Eve taking the apple from the tree in the Garden of Eden.
Blue Orchid was the name of the website of a group of Russians involved in a worldwide child pornography ring. The line, "You took a white orchid and turned it blue" indicates that the children are pure and these people abused them, leaving them "blue" for the rest of their lives.
Some fans mistakenly believed this song was about Jack White's fight with Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer at a Detroit nightclub. White was charged with aggravated assault, had to pay a fine and was ordered to attend anger management classes. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above)
The girl in the video is Karen Elson, a famous British model who once shaved off her eyebrows for an appearance in Vogue. This was the first time she and Jack White met, but they were married weeks later during The White Stripes tour of South America. In the video, she takes a bite of a white apple, and as she does so, black liquid stains her body. (thanks, fungus - Scotland).

Source:http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_with_flowers_in_the_title.php

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