Derby #33: Lyrics Illustrated
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Inspired by "Flowers are Red" (fourth try)

Inspired by "Flowers are Red"  (fourth try)
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daedalusknight


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Re: [url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11220]Inspired by


Finally got it to work... Thanks Josephus. Sorry about all the mis-posts, Woot... you can delete the other three.

Here are the "specific lyrics" as requested:

"And she said...
Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than they way they always have been seen

But the little boy said...
There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one"


daedalusknight


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And here are the complete song lyrics, if you haven't heard them... I love anti-conformism songs. :-)

"Flowers are Red
by Harry Chapin

The little boy went first day of school
He got some crayons and started to draw
He put colors all over the paper
For colors was what he saw
And the teacher said.. 'What you doin' young man?'
'I'm paintin' flowers' he said
She said... 'It's not the time for art young man
And anyway flowers are green and red
There's a time for everything young man
And a way it should be done
You've got to show concern for everyone else
For you're not the only one'

And she said...
'Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than they way they always have been seen'

But the little boy said...
'There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one'

Well the teacher said.. 'You're sassy
There's ways that things should be
And you'll paint flowers the way they are
So repeat after me.....'

And she said...
'Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than they way they always have been seen'

But the little boy said...
'There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one'

The teacher put him in a corner
She said.. 'It's for your own good..
And you won't come out 'til you get it right
And are responding like you should'
Well finally he got lonely
Frightened thoughts filled his head
And he went up to the teacher
And this is what he said.. and he said

'Flowers are red, green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen'

Time went by like it always does
And they moved to another town
And the little boy went to another school
And this is what he found
The teacher there was smilin'
She said...'Painting should be fun
And there are so many colors in a flower
So let's use every one'

But that little boy painted flowers
In neat rows of green and red
And when the teacher asked him why
This is what he said.. and he said

'Flowers are red, green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than the way they always have been seen.' "

But there still must be a way
To have our children say

'There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one'

superspryte


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daedalusknight wrote:Finally got it to work... Thanks Josephus. Sorry about all the mis-posts, Woot... you can delete the other three.

Here are the "specific lyrics" as requested:

"And she said...
Flowers are red young man
Green leaves are green
There's no need to see flowers any other way
Than they way they always have been seen

But the little boy said...
There are so many colors in the rainbow
So many colors in the morning sun
So many colors in the flower and I see every one"

Actually, you need to click the red "X" next to each entry; woot will only reject.

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daedalusknight


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superspryte wrote:Actually, you need to click the red "X" next to each entry; woot will only reject.


Thanks so much... I'll get rid of them right away.

SailorButterfly


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Re: [url=http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11220]Inspired by


I'd almost like it better if it were just the one multi-colored flower, but I get what you're saying and I still like it. GMV

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daedalusknight


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SailorButterfly wrote:I'd almost like it better if it were just the one multi-colored flower, but I get what you're saying and I still like it. GMV



Hmmm... I could submit another one with just that, if you like... though it doesn't show the contrast between the two points of view in the song.

Still, if you don't think it would split my votes too much, I'd be happy to add another shirt with just the big flower.

SailorButterfly


quality posts: 14 Private Messages SailorButterfly
daedalusknight wrote:Hmmm... I could submit another one with just that, if you like... though it doesn't show the contrast between the two points of view in the song.

Still, if you don't think it would split my votes too much, I'd be happy to add another shirt with just the big flower.


Oh no, don't risk splitting votes. I still like this and voted for it, and if it gets printed, I'd still buy it. ^^

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daedalusknight


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SailorButterfly wrote:Oh no, don't risk splitting votes. I still like this and voted for it, and if it gets printed, I'd still buy it. ^^


Thanks for the vote. :-)

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