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Uncle Malcolm brought you flowers
When he came to tea
That would make you love him
Much much more than me

You would take him up the stairs
Leaving me alone
And you’d play a special game
Cos you loved him so

So I picked you some buttercups
You’d put them in the bin and
Then take Malcolm up the stairs
And not let me come in

[chorus]

MOTHER! MOTHER
I GREW THESE PRETTY FLOWERS
FOR YOU
DID THEY MAKE YOU LOVE ME
PLEASE SAY THAT YOU DO

I HOPE THAT YOU WILL THINK OF ME
EACH TIME THOSE FLOWERS BLOOM
I’M GOING TO PLANT A SEA OF LOVE
FOR YOU…

Then I found these orange spikes
They lit up my life
I thought they’d make you love me
They’d be a nice surprise

And so I planted one
A wooden matchstick in the bed
And then I heard you screaming
Did you love me then?

[chorus]

Oh mummy dear
How you lit up his life
If only you’d noticed
His warning lights

Now you have paid with a blaze
In the night
And your boy’s blind fury’s
Still burning so
BRIGHT!

It was mother’s birthday
And I missed her so
They said she couldn’t come to play
I was on my own

And so I made some flowers
Bigger than before
Fourteen tower blocks on fire
I wished there could be more

Mother, did you see it?
The flowers all alight
Why couldn’t you come down the stairs
And kiss your boy goodnight?

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from JIMMY RINGUS - Live @ Music Ape, released January 17, 2016

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