Flowers in the Dirt


I got Flowers in the Dirt a couple weeks ago but am just now starting to listen to it in-depth.
So far the standout songs, to me, are My Brave Face (I adore this song), Rough Ride, You Want Her Too and This One.
Besides those, I am neutral on the rest of it. Well, with the exception of Don’t Be Careless Love. I really don’t like that song. I understand the premise and I think it’s an interesting concept but I feel like the entire thing is ruined by a couple lines (“Saw your body rolled up in a rug/Chopped into two little pieces/By some thug”) That bit is just BAD, in my opinion. Of all the ways he could’ve conveyed the worry felt by the singer, this was not the way he should’ve gone. Bad, bad stuff. It sounds like something a twelve-year-old would write, trying to be shocking. If one could remove that section and replace it with something else (or just smooth over the resulting hole) I would like the song very much. I understand that Elvis Costello helped him write this one but, for some reason, I have a feeling that part was all Paul.
Anyway, I’m enjoying listening to the four songs I mentioned to begin with and most of the others are growing on me. It takes a while. After all, Band on the Run left me cold the first few times I listened to it and now I’d have the CD surgically implanted in my skull if it was possible.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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