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And I found a flower in a field
A field of cars and people; rows of concrete, paint, and steel
Manhattan is where it grew

And I thought to cut it from it's stem
And take it from the cracks between bricks that it lay in
And save it from city strife
Away from the city life

Then someone they whispered in my ear
A county girl can't be made out of anybody here
Don't touch it, it loves you not
Don’t touch it, it loves you not

Cause blue birds don't fly without their wings
And when we put them in a cage the world can't hear them sing
So selfish when greed sets in
Possession, the king of sin

And people don't ever let you down
Forever find a way to kill whatever life they've found
A heart beat and I want it too
Manhattan is where she grew

So I left and I let the flower be
And yesterday saw the flower on cable TV
Much prettier than here with me
For all of the world to see
Much prettier than here with me



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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    It is about regina spektor. There was much speculation as to who it was about, and no official answer. However, several times on stage, at the beginning of the song, one of the brothers would shout "regina. "
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    He met a city girl (in manhattan) and fell in love with her, but she got caught up with the city life and the media. She left him for the media and pop culture.

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