LYRIC SHEET

 

 

 

       ÒFLOWERÓ

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

TALKING (DEREK AND DJ)

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 1

 

 

 

IÕVE BEEN TOLD THAT WHEN YOU PRAISE A FLOWER

 

THAT ITÕLL GROW WELL ÔCAUSE IN YOUR WORDS THEREÕS POWER

 

BUT THERE ARE MANY FACTORS WE MUST INCLUDE AS FOOD

 

AND PROPER NUTRITION AND RIGHT PLACE TO SET THE MOOD

 

IF CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE THEN WHY ARE WE FAILING THEM

 

BY RECOGNIZING WHAT THEY NEED BUT NOT TELLING THEM

 

YOU MIGHT SAY THEYÕRE STILL YOUNG, IT WONÕT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

BUT TEACH THEM ABOUT GOD WHETHER THEYÕRE GROWN OR INFANTS

 

FOR WHAT YOU POSESS IS A FLOWER CHILD THATÕS RARE

 

IF YOU LET IT GO, THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW ITÕS CAUGHT IN A SNARE

 

LIKE ANY FLOWER, ITS SIMPLEST FORM IS THE SEED

 

YOU CANÕT TAKE FOR GRANTITE THE FACT IT WILL SUCCEED

 

BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY THERE ARE STRESSORS

 

THE SEEDÕS PLANTED IN THE WOMB, BUT THERE STILL ARE PRESSURES

 

THE MOST DELICATE STATE IN THE LIFE OF A FLOWER

 

FOR THE ENEMYÕS BIRDS SEARCHES THE SOIL TO DEVOUR

 

 

CHORUS (SINGING)

 

 

 

IN THE BEGINNING GOD MADE A GARDEN

 

AND IN THE GARDEN HE GAVE US DOMINION 

 

SO WHO ARE WE TO JUST IGNORE HIS CHILDREN

 

WATER THEM, NURTURE THEM, AND HELP THEM GROW

 

AND IN THE GARDEN THEREÕS SO MUCH VARIETY

 

ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, COLORS SO UNIQUELY

 

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY HE HAS MADE

 

SOME FOR SUNLIGHT AND OTHERS FOR SHADE

 

 

VERSE 2

 

 

 

THE ENEMYS JOB IS TO MAKE THE FLOWER WITHER

 

SO ITÕLL DIE AND NOT PRODUCE FRUIT AND LOSE ITS VIGOR

 

TO MAKE SURE ITÕS PREPARED THE GARDENERÕS DUTY IS

 

TO NURTURE AND PROTECT IT AND GIVE IT NUTRIENTS

 

BUT BE SURE NOT TO PLANT IT IN SOIL THAT HAS WEEDS

 

FOR THEYÕLL TRY TO DESTROY THE PURPOSE OF ALL YOUR SEEDS

 

BUT THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS RIGHT THERE TO FERTILIZE

 

AND FILTER OUT THE WEEDS SO YOU CAN DESERT THEIR LIES

 

THE GARDENERÕS NOT ALWAYS THERE WHEN WEEDS TRY TO DENOUNCE

 

SO THE FLOWER MUST LEARN TO DWELL IN ITS SPIRITUAL GREENHOUSE

 

WE ALL KNOW EVERY FLOWER NEEDS WATER TO LIVE

 

OR IT WILL DRY OUT, BUT THE FATHER HAS WATER TO GIVE

 

HIS FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER HELPS THEIR ROOTS GROW

 

IT NEVER ENDS BUT INSTEAD IS A CONSTANT LOOSE FLOW

 

CONTINUOUS WITH NO STRINGS ATTATCHED, THANKS WE GIVE HIM

 

FOR WATERING OUR FLOWERS WITH SPIRITUAL BAPTISM

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

 

VERSE 3

 

 

 

AS THE FLOWER CONTINUES TO GROW

 

IT MATURES AS ITS FRUIT THEN BEGINS TO SHOW

 

FOR THIS FRUIT WASNÕT MEANT TO BE KEPT FOR ITSELF

 

BUT WAS MEANT TO BE SHARED FOR SPIRITUAL WEALTH

 

BUT WATCH OUT CAUSE INSECTS ARE OUT TO STEAL ITS NECTAR

 

BUT TO RECTIFY THEY NEED INSECTICIDE AS A PROTECTOR

 

SO WHEN THE FUTURE DAY COMES THEY CAN NURTURE THEIR OWN

 

AND CULTIVATE OTHER FLOWERS UNTIL THEIR SEEDS ARE GROWN

 

BUT ITÕS OBVIOUS THEREÕS ONE THING THATÕS NEEDED

 

WITHOUT THE SUNÕS INVOLVEMENT ALL OF OUR WORK IS DEFEATED

 

FOR THE SUN BRINGS LIGHT THAT IS SO ESSENTIAL

 

WITH THE SUN, THE FLOWER GROWS TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL

 

FOR THE FLOWER USES THE SUN TO PHOTOSYNTHESIZE

 

AND TRANSFERS ITS RAYS TO A FORM THATÕS RECOGNIZED

 

WITH ENOUGH SUN IN ITS LIFE, ITS STEM WILL NEVER BEND

 

FOR I DONÕT MEAN THE SUN IN THE SKY, BUT THE S-O-N

 

 

CHORUS

 

 

 

OUTRO (SINGING)

 

 

 

EVERY SEED HAS A SEED AFTER ITS OWN KIND

 

YOU AND I FOR SURE WILL LEAVE A SEED BEHIND

 

GOTTA EDIFY THE BODY, SOUL, AND MIND

 

HOW DO WE DO IT, WE GOTTA TAKE SOME TIME

 

WITH GODÕS CHILDRENÉ.TAKE SOME TIME WITH THE CHILDREN