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Some days her shape in the doorway
Will speak to me
A bird's wing on the window
Sometimes I'll hear her when she's sleeping
Her fever dream
A language on her face

I want your flowers like babies want God's love
Or maybe as sure as tomorrow will come

Some days, like rain on the doorstep
She'll cover me
With grace in all she offers
Sometimes I'd like just to ask her
What honest words
She can't afford to say, like

I want your flowers like babies want God's love
Or maybe as sure as tomorrow will come



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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 4:05 am
    "i want your flowers like babies want god's love. " this could mean that he wants all of his significant other (wife? ). But then the song goes on to say "or maybe as sure as tomorrow will come. " since this song speaks about god, i can only assume that this is a reference to christian beliefs. In christianity, it is said that tomorrow is not promised; so in context of the song, it sounds like he isn't sure if he wants all of her or if he wants none of her at all.
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    NikkiChick013Jul 27, 2009 at 3:13 am
    i think that everybody perceives music the way there soul needs to perceive it that day. so that means the meaning could change on a different day. but this is just how i perceived it today. sams just talking about his wife, and there love. he doesnt want it to ever die.he wants all of her because he believes that if he has all of her, he can keep her forever and not have to worry about ever losing her. even in death... he wants to know the things that she is thinking so that he could come up with something that would interest her. he wants to always make her happy because when she's happy, thats when he comes alive. thats the only way he can breathe.
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    brisendmJul 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    I think what makes this song amazing is that it will mean different things to different people.

    To me, it is a love song, I have heard, to his wife.

    Some times her shape in the doorway, her figure, body, presence in our home, will speak to me, like a whisper, soft and beautiful, like a birds wing brushing the window sill.
    Sometimes I'll just watch her sleep and listen to her dreams.

    I want your innocence, your beauty, your virginity, like a pure child wants god's grace and love. Or perhaps, I want our love to be, as sure as tomorrow will come.

    Some days, her love and grace, will ungolf me from head to toe, as a rain covers all the things it touches. Sometimes I would like to ask her what she's thinking when she smiles or looks at me that way.

    I want your innocence, your beauty, your virginity, like a pure child wants god's grace and love. Or perhaps, I want our love to be, as sure as tomorrow will come.
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    hazel10Jun 30, 2009 at 2:10 am
    i wish i knew what this song meant exactly. i am writing this so that, hopefully, i will be able to see the responses of others as to the meaning of this song

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