The Statler Brothers – Flowers on the Wall

Released as a single, the song reached the number four spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and secured two position on the Hot Country Singles chart, and conquered the top spot on Canada RPM Top Singles reaching #1.

Unveiling The Statler Brothers’ Classic: Flowers on the Wall

Are you ready to dive into the timeless world of The Statler Brothers and their iconic hit, «Flowers on the Wall»? Let’s embark on a journey that not only uncovers the mysteries behind this country music gem but also celebrates the essence of the genre.

The Story Behind «Flowers on the Wall»

The Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
Cover LP The Statler Brothers Columbia 1966
Picture this – the year is 1965, and The Statler Brothers, renowned for their tight harmonies and storytelling prowess, release «Flowers on the Wall.» The song, penned by the talented Lewis Dewitt, not only made waves in the country music scene but also became a crossover hit. The intriguing lyrics explore the narrator’s experiences of solitude, symbolized by counting flowers on the wall. The track was featured in their album «Flowers on the Wall,» produced by the legendary Don Law and Frank Jones.

Chart-Topping Success

Fast forward to the Billboard charts of the ’60s, and you’ll find «Flowers on the Wall» claiming its throne. Released as a single, the song reached the number four spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and secured two position on the Hot Country Singles chart, and conquered the top spot on Canada RPM Top Singles reaching #1. The Statler Brothers had crafted a masterpiece that resonated with audiences across genres.




Exploring the Depths of Country Music

«Flowers on the Wall» stands as a testament to the storytelling prowess inherent in country music. Its lyrics paint a vivid picture of isolation, allowing listeners to connect with the universal theme of solitude. The song’s lasting impact showcases the power of country music in conveying relatable emotions and experiences.

The Voice Behind the Harmony – The Statler Brothers

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The Statler Brothers
Now, let’s shine a spotlight on the iconic quartet – Harold Reid, Don Reid, Phil Balsley, and Lew DeWitt. With numerous chart-topping hits, The Statler Brothers have left an indelible mark on country music. Achieving nine number-one hits and securing a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame, their legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists.
Decades later, «Flowers on the Wall» remains a timeless piece, transcending generations. Its enduring popularity is a testament to the songwriting prowess of Lewis Dewitt and the exceptional harmonies of The Statler Brothers. The track not only captured hearts in its era but continues to resonate with audiences today.
So, dive in, press play, and let the magic of The Statler Brothers’ «Flowers on the Wall» transport you to a place where the beauty of country music knows no bounds.

COUNTRYPEDIA




The Statler Brothers – Flowers on the Wall Lyrics

I keep hearing you’re concerned about my happiness
But all that thought you’re giving me is conscience, I guess
If I were walking in your shoes I wouldn’t worry none
While you and your friends are worrying about me, I’m having lots of fun
Counting flowers on the wall, that don’t bother me at all
Playing solitaire ‘til dawn with a deck of fifty one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do
Last night I dressed in tails, pretended I was on the town
As long as I can dream it’s hard to slow this swinger down
So please don’t give a thought to me, I’m really doing fine
You can always find me here and having quite a time
Counting flowers on the wall, that don’t bother me at all
Playing solitaire ‘til dawn with a deck of fifty one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do
It’s good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
Anyway, my eyes are not accustomed to this light
And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
So I must go back to my room and make my day complete
Counting flowers on the wall, that don’t bother me at all
Playing solitaire ‘til dawn with a deck of fifty one
Smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo
Now don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do
Don’t tell me I’ve nothing to do

GENIUS





Single The Statler Brothers Columbia 1965
Single The Statler Brothers Columbia 1965

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