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Oleander - Yours If You Like - Lyrics Meaning

Oleander is a band from Sacramento, California. The name is from the flower oleander - the flower itself is considered to be highly toxic. The band consists of lead singer Thomas Flowers, Doug Eldridge, Ric Ivanisevich, Steve Brown and Rich Mouser. The most notable album was Unwind, which featured the radio sensation 'Are You There?'.

'Yours If You Like' is a song about two individuals. One person is saying, you can have that because we might not be together anymore. - "Caught a glimpse and like a fool I let her in. Consequently I discovered there's no end. Open your eyes. And try to grow into your size. And all and always try to realize. Where you are. And what you want. 'Cause it's yours if you like."

The individual doesn't know what they want. The artists are trying to say that just because you are in a relationship you shouldn't just give up. The band and especially the lead singer (Thomas Flowers) speaks of morals that people need to know. There's been talk that this song reflected on Flowers' personal life. Of course this hasn't been proven at all, it's just some jazz that was stated here and there on the Internet.

Meanings of other songs by Oleander:
Are You There?
Where Were You Then?

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