Sending flowers is a time-honoured tradition, but that’s not the only place they have in our culture. Flowers have made an appearance in countless songs throughout the years, and whilst many of them are true tear-jerkers, quite a few are certain to get you moving. If you want to put a bounce in your step today, check out these five songs that mention flowers.
1. "Flowers in Your Hair" by the Lumineers
Although a lesser-known tune, “Flowers in Your Hair” has the quintessential Lumineers sound and flowing lyrics the band is known for. Perhaps this gem is largely overlooked because it was released on the same self-titled 2012 album as “Hey Ho” and “Stubborn Love.”
When we were younger we thought
Everyone was on our side.
Then we grew a little,
And romanticized the time I saw
Flowers in your hair.
Cause it takes a boy to live
But it takes a man to pretend he was there.
2. “Desert Rose” by Sting
The Middle-Eastern vibe captured in Sting’s “Desert Rose” didn’t quite catapult it to the top of charts, but it landed within the top 20 in several countries back in 2000.
This desert rose,
Each of her veils, a secret promise.
This desert flower,
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this.
3. “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty
Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” is arguably one of his most folksy songs, but it calls to mind images of fields of flowers and a carefree attitude. It was part of an album of the same name, released in 1994. Perhaps like the Lumineers song, “Wildflowers” was upstaged by “You Don't Know How It Feels,” from the same album, which hit number-one in the US and three in Canada.
You belong among the wildflowers.
You belong in a boat out at sea.
Sail away, kill off the hours.
You belong somewhere you feel free.
4. “Beautiful Flower” by India Arie
Although there are many “girl power” songs on the radio nowadays, India Arie’s “Beautiful Flower” from 2007 packages her messages of empowerment in mellow-sounding neo-soul, making the vibe much different than anything else that’s out there. This is the perfect song to listen to if you’re a lady feeling down or overwhelmed with the challenges of life.
Now we're moving from the darkness into the light.
This is the defining moment of our lives.
'Cause you're beautiful like a flower,
More valuable than a diamond.
You are powerful like a fire.
You can heal the world with your mind.
5. “Tigerlily” by La Roux
La Roux’s 2009 hit “Bulletproof” got a lot of press, but “Tigerlily” has a similar beat that one can’t help but move to. The synthpop tune has almost a circus-style sound that’s easy to get lost in or to give you a boost as you’re getting ready to head out for the night.
Well tonight out on the streets I'm gonna follow you,
And tell you all about a scene that you would kill for.
You're gonna love what's running right in front of you,
But you won't see it by the light of the sun.
Come out tigerlily, you're caressing me.
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