Thursday, August 21, 2008


Flower songs

Carnation (Γαρύφαλλο)

American Pie-DON McLEAN (1971), MADONNA (2000 / pink carnation)

Daisies (Μαργαρίτες)

Condition Of The Heart-PRINCE (1985 / I’m blinded by the daisies in your yard)
Just Like You-ROXY MUSIC (1973 / Buttercup daisies)


Bring Me Edelweiss-EDELWEISS (1988)

Forget Me Nots (Μη Με Λησμόνει)

Forget Me Nots-PATRICE RUSHEN (1982), RANDY CRAWFORD (1995)

Jasmine (Γιασεμί)

The River Must Flow-GINO VANNELLI (1978 / I need you like the jasmine needs the rain)
Summer Βreeze-SEALS & CROFTS (1972 / summer breeze, makes me feel fine don't indure the jasmine in my mind)

Lotus (plant & flower)

Bow Down Mister-JESUS LOVES YOU (1991 / open like a lotus flower)
Lotus-R.E.M. (1998)
Night Of The Lotus Eaters-NICK CAVE (2008)


King Of The World-STEELY DAN (1973 / no marigolds in the promised land)



Rose (Τριαντάφυλλο)

The Rose-BETTE MIDDLER (1979)
All The Small Things-BLINK 182 (1999 / she left me roses by the stairs)
The Days Of Wine & Roses-HENRY MANCINI (1962), ANDY WILLIAMS (1963)
Do You Love Me? -SHARIF DEAN (1973 / I need you, like the rose needs water)
Good Year For The Roses-ELVIS COSTELLO (1981)
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn-POISON (1988)
Everything Is Coming Up Roses-BLACK (1987)
I Want That Man-DEBBIE HARRY (1989 / you can send me roses every other day)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing-FOUR ACES (1955 / it’s the April rose that only grows in the early spring)
Mister Sandman-THE CHORDETTES (1954 / give him two lips like roses and clover)
New Rose-THE DAMNED (1976)
Red Roses For A Blue Lady-VAUGHN MONROE (1948), ANDY WILLIAMS (1965)
Rose Garden-LYNN ANDERSON (also see: I Beg Your Pardon-KON KAN)
Rose Tattoo-DIOMEDES MATURAN (1958), PERRY COMO (1960 / He wore the rose tattoo, To prove his love was true . . . But hearts can lie, so why deny, That roses fade and love can die)
Roses Are Red-MAC BAND (1988)
Roses Are Red (My Love)-BOBBY VINTON (1962)
Spanish Harlem-BEN E. KING (1969 / There is a rose in Spanish Harlem... note: the song refers to a girl)
Valentine-RICHARD HAWLEY (2007 / don't need no valentines no no, don't need no roses, cos they just take me back in time no no to when you loved me only)
Where The Wild Roses Grow-NICK CAVE & KYLIE MINOGUE (1995)
The Yellow Rose Of Texas-TRADITIONAL, MITCH MILLER (1955)


Whewn Doves Cry-PRINCE (1984 / Dream if u can a courtyard An ocean of violets in bloom)

Various flower songs

Ballad Of A Landlord-TERRY HALL (1997 / I tried to tend the garden until the flowers fell to weed)
Bonny-PREFAB SPROUT (1985 / flowers are for funerals)
Cool Night-PAUL DAVIS ( 1982 / all the flowers had to die)
Faded Flowers-SHRIEKBACK (1985)
Fading Like A Flower-ROXETTE (1991)
The First Picture Of You-LOTUS EATERS (1983 / seeing the flowers scream their joy)
Flor D'luna (Moonflower)-SANTANA (1977)
Flowers In The Window-TRAVIS (2001)
Flowers In Our Hair-ALL ABOUT EVE (1987)
Hotel California-THE EAGLES (1977 / warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air)
I Need You-AMERICA (1971 /I need you like the flower needs the rain)
I Turn To You-MELANIE C (1999 / a flower leaning towards the sun)
It Ain't Me, Babe-BOB DYLAN (1964 / To gather flowers constantly)
Jocelyn Square-LOVE & MONEY (1988 /All the memories that flower and blossom in the pale Endymion hour they paint a picture of you too good to be true)
Just The Two Of Us-GROVER WASHINGTON Jr. (1980 / Wasted waters's all that is And it don't make no flowers grow)
Let's Dance-DAVID BOWIE (1983 / and tremble like a flower)
Love Makes The World Go Round-DEON JACKSON (1966), BRUCE WILLIS (1989 / without love, flowers wouldn't grow in the spring)
Love Me More-TONY PACINO (1983 / love me more than the flowers love the sun)
Lover Why-CENTURY (1985 / why do flowers die?)
Poetry In Motion-JOHNNY TILLOTSON (a flower of devotion)
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) -SCOTT McKENZIE (1967)
Teardrop-MASSIVE ATTACK (1998 / Black flowers blossom)
Tell Laura I Love Her-RAY PETERSON (1960), RICKY VALANCE (1960)
Time Stood Still-COMMON SENSE (2006)
Town Without Pity-EDDI READER (1996 / we're like flowers in a cage)
Two Princes-SPIN DOCTORS (1993 / and if you wanted to buy me flowers Just go ahead now)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone-PETE SEEGER (1960), MARLENE DIETRICH (1962)
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers-BARBRA STREISAND & NEIL DIAMOND (1978)

Fruit songs


Big Apple-KAJAGOOGOO (1983 / slang for: New York)
Lollipop-THE CHORDETTES (1958 / Call my baby lollipop Tell you why His kiss is sweeter than an apple pie... Sweeter than candy on a stick huckleberry, chimry or lime)


Cherry Pie-SADE (1984)
Green, Green Grass Of Home-TOM JONES (1966 / lips like cherries)


The Joker-STEVE MILLER BAND (1973 & 1990 / I really love your peaches wanna shake your tree)
Peach-PRINCE (1993)
Peaches-THE STRANGLERS (1977)


Strawberry Fields Forever-THE BEATLES (1966), CANDY FLIP (1990)
Summerwine-NANCY & LEE (1966 / Strawberries, cherries)

Other plant songs

Cinnamon (Κανέλλα)

Cinnamon-DEREK alias JOHNNY CYMBAL (1969 / a girl's name in the song)
Cinnamon Girl-NEIL YOUNG
Sally Cinnamon-STONE ROSES

Clover (Τριφύλλι)

Foolish Beat-DEBBIE GIBSON (1988 / All you could do was Wish on a four leaf clover)
Heartbeat-WHAM (a September morning with the sun and smell of the clover)
The Reflex-DURAN DURAN (watching over lucky clover)

Daffodil (Νάρκισσος)

All Kinds Of Everything-DANA (1970 / Snowdrops and daffodils)
Vincent-DON McLEAN (1971 / sketch the trees & the daffodils)

Dandelion (ΗΔΥΠΝΟΙΣ?)

A Letter To You-SHAKIN’ STEVENS (dandelion silk... ...sweet clover ring)
Dandelion-ROLLING STONES (double A-side We love you / Dandelion, 1967)

Lavender (λεβάντα)


Peppermint (μέντα)

Peppermint Twist-JOEY DEE
Incense & Peppermints-STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK

Poison Ivy (ivy: κισσός)

Poison Ivy-COASTERS (1959), PARAMOUNTS (1964)

Blossoms in general

Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White-PEREZ PRADO (1955), MODERN ROMANCE (1982)
Kayleigh-MARILLION (1985 / the cherry blossom in the market square)
This Is Not America-PAT METHENY GROUP featuring D. BOWIE (1985 / blossom fails to bloom this season)

Scarborough Fair-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1966 / parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme)

Tree songs

Apple tree

I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing-NEW SEEKERS (apple tree)
Friendly Persuasion-PAT BOONE (May apple tree - see: OST Friendly Persuasion)

Cedar tree (Κέδρος)

Cedar Tree-INDIGO GIRLS (1992)

Lemon tree

Lemon Tree-FOOL'S GARDEN (1995)
Lemon Tree-PETER PAUL & MARY (1962), TRINI LOPEZ (1964 / Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat)

Oak tree ( Βελανιδιά)

Beds Are Burning- MIDNIGHT OIL (1987 / out where the river broke, the blood wood & desert oak)
Green, Green Grass Of Home-TOM JONES (1966 / they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree as they lay me neath the green, green grass of home)
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree-DAWN feat TONY ORLANDO (1972)

Palm tree (Φοινικόδεντρο, φοίνικας)

California Girls-THE BEACH BOYS (1965), DAVID LEE ROTH (1985 / by a palm tree in the sand)

Pine tree (πεύκο)

Georgia On My Mind-RAY CHARLES (1960 / moonlight through the pines)

Sycamore tree (συκιά)

Dream A Little Dream Of Me-MAMA CASS (1968), THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH (1995 / birds singing in a sycamore tree)
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY (1987 / underneath the sycamore tree)

Willow tree (ιτιά)

Brilliant Disguise-BRUCE SPRINSTEEN (1987 / I heard somebody call your name from underneath our willow)
Lights of Cincinnati-SCOTT WALKER (through the willows & the pines)
Starring Αt Τhe Sun-U2 (willow tree)
Willow Τree-IVY LEAGUE


Trees & leaves

Autumn Leaves-ROGER WILLIAMS (1955)
Belfast Child-TRADITIONAL, SIMPLE MINDS (gallow tree: κρεμάλα)
Last Good Day Of The Year-COUSTEAU (1999 / all the leaves are turning Autumn's fingers burnished furnished here in hope and in faith in the meantime kinda working my way through a dream I was having alone, there's something there... amongst the fallen fruit and flowers)
Life In Mono-MONO (1996 / the leaves began to fall)
Love Potion #9-THE CLOVERS (1959 / It smelled like turpentine and looked like Indian ink)
Moondance-VAN MORRISON (all the leaves on the trees are falling)
Te Amo Corazon-PRINCE (2005 / from the dust of the earth and the knowledge tree)

Elderberry wine-ELTON JOHN
Porcupine tree


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