My Heart Is a Flower

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"My Heart Is a Flower"
Single by King Missile
from the album The Way to Salvation
B-side "Various Remixes of the track"
Released 1991
Genre Avant-garde, pop rock, psychedelic rock
Length 2:36
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) John S. Hall, Dave Rick
Producer(s) King Missile, Lou Giordano
King Missile singles chronology
"Jesus Was Way Cool"
(1990)
"My Heart Is a Flower"
(1991)
"Detachable Penis"
(1992)
"Jesus Was Way Cool"
(1990)
"My Heart Is a Flower"
(1991)
"Detachable Penis"
(1992)

"My Heart Is a Flower" is a song by avant-garde band King Missile. It was the only single from the band's 1991 album The Way to Salvation.

Content[edit]

In "My Heart Is a Flower," a pop rock track with elements of psychedelic rock, frontman John S. Hall repeatedly sings the titular phrase, recites a short monologue expanding on the heart-as-flower metaphor, then returns to singing the titular phrase as the music crescendoes.[1]

In an interview circa 1992, Hall explained his inspiration for the song as follows:

Music video[edit]

The video for "My Heart Is a Flower" was directed by Phil Morrison.[3] During the parts of the video that accompany the sung sections of the song, the band performs in a large, colorful garden, with multi-instrumentalist Chris Xefos often playing in a bear costume. During the part of the video that accompanies the spoken section, Hall plays chutes and ladders in a dimly lit room with a woman played by Juliana Hatfield. The woman flosses her teeth before narrowly avoiding a kiss from Hall.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyrics: My Heart Is a Flower". Farmboy's King Missile. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  2. ^ Fleiss, Elein. "A Sensitive Singer: An Interview with John S. Hall of King Missile". Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Videography". Laundry Lists of Nonsense. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Video: My Heart Is a Flower". YouTube. 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 

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