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CARNATION Lyrics

"CARNATION" was written by Paul Weller.
"CARNATION" was written by Paul Weller.

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If you gave me a fresh carnation
I would only crush its tender petals
With me you'll have no escape
And at the same time there'll be nowhere to settle

I trample down all life in my wake
I eat it up and take the cake
I just avert my eyes to the pain
Of someone's loss helping my gain

If you gave me a dream for my pocket
You'd be plugging in the wrong socket
With me there's no room for the future
With me there's no room with a view at all

I am out of season all year 'round
Hear machinery roar to my empty sound
Touch my heart and feel winter
Hold my hand and be doomed forever

If you gave me a fresh carnation
I would only crush its tender petals
With me you'll have no escape
And at the same time there'll be nowhere to settle

And if you're wondering by now who I am
Look no further than the mirror
Because I am the greed and fear
And every ounce of hate in you

Songwriters
PAUL WELLER

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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