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Blossoms Falling

I opened the curtains wide
The sun caught your face, made you light up the bedroom
Feeling all soft inside
When you smiled with that beautiful smile

And I turned on the radio
It was something I vaguely remembered from way back
When life was a bit more slow
I think I can say things are...

Like a cloud of blossoms falling
Ain't it such a gorgeous morning?
Hold your breath and reach for the blue
Just me and you

Like a cloud of blossoms falling
I thought I'd reached the end this morning
Like a cloud of blossoms falling
Falling for you

And I sat by the side of you
Tracing a line from your lips to your shoulders
Seemed to me like you knew
When you smiled with that beautiful smile...

Like a cloud of blossoms falling
Ain't it such a gorgeous morning?
Hold your breath and reach for the blue
Just me and you

Like a cloud of blossoms falling
I thought I'd reached the end this morning
Like a cloud of blossoms falling
Falling for you

I should say I love you, I want to, I want to
I should say I love you, I want to, I want to

I should say I love you, I want to, I want to
I should say I love you, I want to, I want to

Closing my eyes and I fell asleep


Written By:
D. Popplewell/A. Flett
 
Found On:
The Story So Far
Blossoms Falling
Blossoms Falling 10"
The Magic Treehouse
Shorley Wall (Acoustic)
Hey! Tour Bootleg: B-Sides (Acoustic)
Hey! Tour Bootleg: Radio Oob (Live)
Hey! Tour Bootleg: Rare Oob
 
Quotes:
Dan: Blossoms Falling began life as a little drum machine and string pad demo back in 1995. I wrote the words while in a particularly cheerful loved up mood one spring day. I'd realised that morning I was falling in love and wrote it as a souvenir of my contentedness. It sounded something like the Beloved and may well have sat gathering dust in happy hippy heaven for all eternity, but for some reason while we were looking for new songs to work on, I mentioned it to the band in April 1998. Though they were horrified by my twee and innocent demo, as a team we brought it to life as a big band song.

It was always a tough decision to decide on a song to follow the much-loved Shorley Wall - it was either follow with another lilting ballad (such as Tears From A Willow or Roll Me In Cotton), or twist the perception of the band towards our equally important energetic side. Which is what we did of course.

The actual recording was done during the general recording of the album, and there ain't much to say about that. It was smooth running - we got all our ideas down, Stephen Street threw in some sweet production ideas for the breakdown bit ('I should say I love you, I want to I want to'), and Bob's your uncle. Instant pop. I went in with a commitment to making the song as optimistic and irony-free as I could, and I that's what we got. My favourite line: 'I should say I love you...'.


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