Friday, May 21, 2010

Flowers on the Wall

Flowers on the wall doesn�t it seem unthinkable, highly unseeingly, notions bordering on fantasy, imaginings, not concrete and things of like? A wall that is concrete, built of bricks and mortar, sustaining the roots and life support of a flowering plant in bloom, et al? Flowers on the wall can also not connote the breakthroughs made by scientists in succeeding to convert a wall into a fertile field. Well, this isn�t anything of this sort.

Flowers on the wall happen to be a song which is a part of an album. Titled as the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, it was on the stands in 1994. Flowers on the Wall is sung by Statier Brothers whose soulful rendition made waves and won bouquets and acclaim from ardent music lovers. The notes, the composition, and the manner in which it was sung tugged at the heart strings, appealing to the soul besides being pleasing to the ears.

Penned and set to music by Lewis Dewitt, Flowers on the Wall is about the plight and predicament of a person who is in the throes of suspension of the normal and regular activity pursued all this while. The protagonist tells one and all that sympathy and concern need not be expressed as all is well and that time is spent by counting Flowers on the Wall, smoking cigarettes, and playing solitaire till the wee hours.

�Flowers on the wall� is a country song eliciting that there is fun and happiness all around. This itself is an activity, so that the idea �there is nothing to do�, appears misplaced and misconceived. The person is least bothered about what is happening around. The world need not be so concerned with the condition of the person. Although misfit in the general run of things, the person is �busy� attending to tasks and working out ways to make a day complete. There is an undercurrent of disgust, frustration, resentment and pathos. This is expected from a person placed in such situations. It is through depiction of these sentiments that �Flowers on Wall� is able to reach the general public whose number is legion. The narration is simple, the words ordinary and the settings quite close to real life. Yet the effect created by this country song is profound.

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