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Cold Comfort Flowers
Written by C. Collingwood


From the Fountains of Wayne album Sky Full of Holes

Peace sign on the window 
Japanese car 
You will remember the pap on the radio 
Big blue policeman says stay where you are 
Surrender your Chinese arms 
 
Rock show Romeo 
Black and white shoes 
Strawberry haircut, in fist-pumping prime 
Scrape off the dross, keep what you can use 
And leave the weaker ones behind 
 
They step outside to step out slow 
In vain trying to find a hole they can't outgrow 
 
They evolve in time 
Wind finely on the vine 
Climbing toward the spots in the sun 
An unwelcome fate 
May ferry all away 
But cold comfort flowers 
Will bloom and decay 
 
Pink clouds, summer sorrow 
Oceanside swales 
If you don't feel pretty 
With your face in the tide 
Well, file your complaint in weary detail 
And tell the little people you tried 
 
They step outside to step out slow 
In vain trying to find a hole they can't outgrow 
 
They evolve in time 
Wind finely on the vine 
Climbing toward the spots in the sun 
An unwelcome fate 
May ferry all away 
But cold comfort flowers 
Will blossom and fade



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