Sleeping In The Flowers

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song name Sleeping in the Flowers
artist They Might Be Giants
releases John Henry, Sleeping In The Flowers (Promo), John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1994
first played April 21, 1993 (157 known performances)
run time 4:30
sung by John Flansburgh; John Linnell harmonizes


  • According to Flansburgh, this song is about "getting stoned in Central Park." He has also said this song was influenced by the Small Faces song "Itchycoo Park."
  • From the Q&A: "Gibson Montana very kindly built a left handed L1 acoustic model for me [Flans] for the John Henry recordings, and can be heard on 'Self Called Nowhere' and on 'Sleeping In The Flowers'."
  • This song appears in the 1995 film Born to Be Wild.

Song Themes

Addiction, Compulsion, Aversion To Work, Death, Drinking, Drugs, Fade Out, Geography, Guy Songs, Heads, I Am, Islands, New York City, Occupations, Sailing, Sleep, Transportation, Trees And Other Plants, Water


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