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GUEST,Fleggy Flower Songs (81* d) Lyr Add: THE FAIREST FLOWER (Chris Flegg) 30 Mar 08

My Guru already mentioned The Flowers Of England, which you can hear at

but I have another called The Fairest Flower from the Through the window album;

                                 The fairest flower
The fairest flower lies crushed and broken on the ground
Carelessly trampled by the onward march of man
For now her fragrant scent still lingers on the wind
But fading soon it will be lost for ever gone

Some call it progress when new runways are completed
So we can take more flights to somewhere in the sun
And as the concrete grows the countryside's depleted
And you can see that mother nature's on the run
Some call it progress when an ancient wood is cleared
To build more homes to house the city's overflow
Another natural habitat just disappeared
And where the wildlife's gone that lived there no one knows

Some call it progress when new motorways are finished
To take more traffic by a better faster route
And never mind if all that road kill spoils the image
Of shiny four by four's and men in pinstripe suites
Some call it progress when new pesticides are scattered
Or when genetic engineering clones our seed
No matter if the ecosystem is now shattered
So long as corporations profit from their greed

Throughout the world the onward march of man's relentless
As every forest and each wilderness are tamed
And whether it's a hungry need or greed that temps us
The tragic end result amounts to much the same
So what if man cannot survive this global warming
And some catastrophe awaits the human race
So what if all our great endeavours come to nothing
I'd call it progress for what's left to take our place
Chris Flegg 2006

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