The Wallflower Song [song lyrics]

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There’s a man whose home is nowhere —
doesn’t walk across the floor;
for his heart belongs to no one
nor is wanted anymore.
All the people scatter from him
like some leaves blown by the wind;
spends his time out on a limb.
In a corner he is pinned.

He is never in the centre
but he’s always at the side;
standing where he can’t be seen
near a door so he can hide.
And no one understands him —
everybody thinks he’s shy.
He doesn’t seek the limelight;
no one knows the reason why.

Refrain:
He’s a wallflower in the shade
Blooms briefly then he fades
He’s a wildflower with no home
Born to live and die alone

Every social situation
is for him a nightmare time.
Clans and tribes and families
are falsely forcing rhyme.
So he hides out in his condo
with his symphonies and words;
only free when he’s alone,
he declines to follow herds.

Vocal Bridge:
[Yet in spite of all his island time
within his soul he deeply craves
to be seen by one who knows his heart
and who walks the crazy path he paves]

He is only passing through here:
It’s a sojourn not a stay —
just a temporary journey
as he makes his weary way.
So he dreams and fantasises
of a life in other worlds
as he aches and longs to know why
into this one he was hurled.

Refrain:
He’s a wallflower in the shade
Blooms briefly then he fades
He’s a wildflower with no home
Born to live and die alone
.
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© Alan Morrison, 2013

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