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"Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris" is the ninth track off of Hayley Williams' first solo album "Petals for Armor" and the third track off the "Petals for Armor II" Extended Play.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

“Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris” is a song about feminism that uses a garden and its flowers as a metaphor for growing and finding one’s self. This is the first song released after the EP Petals For Armor I and it features the female supergroup boygenius in backing vocals.

Hayley said, via Twitter:

"happy women’s day. in honor of my personal journey through femininity, with its endless facets; and in honor of the feminine wonder that connects literally everyone and everything, i want to share lyrics for an unreleased song called 'Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris'."

Music Video[]

Iris_-Official_Lyric_Video-

Iris -Official Lyric Video-

Iris_-Official_Audio-

Iris -Official Audio-

Lyrics[]

I have seen your body
And I have seen your beauty
They are separate things
Pretty, pretty, pretty things

But I am in a garden
Tending to my own
So what do I care
And what do you care if I grow?
Ooh, if I grow

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises

Think of all the wilted women
Who crane their necks to reach a window
Ripping all their petals off just 'cause
"He loves me now / he loves me not"

I myself was a wilted woman
Drowsy in a dark room
Forgot my roots, now watch me bloom

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises
Irises

And I will not compare
Other beauty to mine
And I will not become
A thorn in my own side
And I will not return
To where I once was
Well, I can break through the earth
Come up soft and wild

Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)
Show no concern for colors of a violet
Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus
(Lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus, lotus)
Hopes it won't spark envy in your irises

(Roses, roses, roses, roses)
(Roses, roses, roses, roses)
(Roses, roses, roses, roses)
(Roses, roses, roses, roses, roses)

Personnel[]

Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals

Aaron Steele - Drums, Congas, Percussion

Joey Howard - Bass Guitar, Keyboards

Taylor York - Additional Instruments

Daniel James - String Arrangements

Benjamin Kaufman - Violin, Chin Cello

Julien Baker - Backing Vocals

Phoebe Bridgers - Backing Vocals

Lucy Dacus - Baking Vocals

Trivia[]

  • "Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris" was released on national women's day.
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Petals for Armor

Hayley Williams

Songs SimmerLeave It AloneCinnamonCreepinSudden DesireDead HorseMy FriendOver YetRoses/Lotus/Violet/IrisWhy We EverPure LoveTakenSugar on the RimWatch Me While I BloomCrystal Clear
Bonus Tracks Simmer (Carolina Polachek Remix)Dead Horse (Glass Animals Remix)Dead Horse (Hot Chip Remix)
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Petals for Armor II

Hayley Williams

Songs Dead HorseMy FriendOver YetRoses/Lotus/Violet/IrisWhy We Ever
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