Flowers, they aren’t just for breakfast anymore. They aren’t good for just spite eating and Georgia O’Keefe porn, no. Our pistil and petal friends have inspired many songs over the years. Here are a few:
“New Rose,” The Damned. Not a deep cut, but come on — how could I not open with this?
“The Days Of Wine and Roses,” The Dream Syndicate. One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums.
“Flowers for Zoe,” Lenny Kravitz. From the indispensable Mama Said album. Never mind everything you think you know about Lenny Kravitz, this is one of the best albums ever made about a breakup.
“Daisy,” Stone Temple Pilots. From Tiny Music…, their most interesting album.
“Flowers of Romance,” Public Image Ltd. I love that this made Top of the Pops. What I would’ve given for a BBC station as a kid.
“Scarlet Begonias,” Grateful Dead
“Flowers of Guatemala,” R.E.M. One of my favorites from Athens’ finest.
“She Gave Good Sunflower,” The Black Crowes. From Amorica, one of the all-time great controversial album covers.
Now it’s time to let your flower playlist bloom. I’m listening.