the flowers lyrics – regina spektor

the flowers you gave me are rotting and still i refuse to throw them away.
some of the bulbs never opened quite fully
they might so i’m waiting and staying awake.
things i have loved i’m allowed to keep
i’ll never know if i go to sleep.
the papers around me are piling and twisting regina the paper back mummy
what then.
i’m taking the knife to the books that i own and chopping and chopping and boiling soup from stone.
things i have loved i’m allowed to keep.
i’ll never know if i go to sleep.
things i have loved i’m allowed to keep.
i’ll never know if i go to sleep.

/ regina spektor lyrics