Daniel Lanois’ opening guitar arpeggios float by like lily pads on a stream. Within seconds, however, the song gathers steam and a forceful rocker kicks off. Guitars, both acoustic and electric, build as Flowers, mixing lyrical gambling metaphors in a manner that dangerously teeters on parody, works up to a rough and raging chorus:
“When I saw you dancing on the moon now/ I watched him spin you round and round/ why did you roll your dice and show your cards?/ jilted lovers and broken hearts/ you're flying away, while I'm stuck here on the ground.”
After an heavenly middle break which features more of Lanois’ shimmering six-string work, there’s a rush of harshly plucked and heavily distorted guitar chords accented by bold cymbal crashes that bring matters to a decisive conclusion. A song that bears repeated listenings - in a row, in fact.